Retta Cole

Retta Mae Rankin Cole, 80, widow of Bruce Lyon Cole, passed away November 1, 2012, in Lexington, Kentucky.

She was born November 26, 1931, in Scott County, Kentucky, to the late Claude and Bertie Morris Rankin. She retired from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics.

She is survived by son, Bruce R. Cole of Lexington; numerous nieces and nephews including nephew, David (Elizabeth) Noel of Lexington; special sister-in-laws, Judy Rankin of Lexington and Daphine Howe of Frankfort; and a close family friend, Lisa Rice of Frankfort. She was preceded in death by sister, Sue Rankin Noel; brothers, Edgar F. Rankin and William S. Rankin.

Services are 7pm Sunday, November 4, 2012, at Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home. Visitation is 5-7pm Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

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