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Josephine Massey Cole

Born: 2/6/1915

Died: 7/21/2008

Maiden Name: Massey

Honorific: n/a

Josephine Massey Cole, 93, passed away July 21, 2008, in Corona, California. She was born February 6, 1915, in Crowder to original enrollee Oliver and Arizona Crouch Massey. Josephine is the granddaughter of William Wilson and Martha Isabell LeFlore Massey, founder of Massey, Oklahoma.

In 1941 Josephine along with her husband and two children moved to Southern California. She was a longtime resident of Gardena, California. Josephine was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Gardena. She was a good friend to all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. She was always willing to help out when she was able. Josephine enjoyed cooking (everyone loved her home-baked yeast rolls and home-made pies), traveling and visiting with family and friends. Josephine was proud of her Choctaw heritage. She was a homemaker all her married life.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; her husband, Champ Woodrow Cole; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Kobierowski; one brother, William Baxter Massey; one sister and brother-in-law, Irene and W.A. Davenport; one son-in-law, Harry Robinson; one nephew, Rolla Davenport, and one niece, Wantha Rene Davenport Barnett.

Survivors include her three daughters; Patricia Adkins Robinson of Yucca Valley, California, Donna Rae Cole Faulhaber and husband Jerry of Torrance, California, and Darla June Cole Martin of Fountain Valley, California; two sons; Charles William Cole and wife Barbara of Shreveport, Louisiana, and James Carroll Cole and wife Gail of Corona, California; seven granddaughters, Judy Robinson, Terri Robinson Starnes and husband Ray, Penny Robinson Nagel and husband Steve, Debbie Robinson Dufford and husband Garry, Joy Cole Aull and husband Zeke, Brandy Cole Antuzzi and husband Norman and Melissa Martin Shively and husband Sean; six grandsons, Mike Robinson and wife Darcy, Steve Robinson and wife Shelly, Chris Cole and wife Traci, Rick Faulhaber and wife Sherry, Jimmy Cole and David Faulhaber and wife Jen; 27 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Josephine Massey Cole