Passing of Joanne M. Cole, 61, of Gaines, PA

Joanne M. COLE, 61, of Gaines, PA, died Friday, December 2, 2011 in her home.

Born May 30, 1950, in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Vincent M. and Margaret E. Gazdag Hosley.  She was employed by Galeton Production and several area restaurants.

Surviving are:  her first husband, Clark Edward Crowell;  a daughter, Rhea (Kevin Doud) Beacker of Galeton, PA;  a son, Wesley (Penny) Crowell of Wellsboro, PA;  four grandchildren, Ashlynn Beacker, Adam Beacker, Hunter Crowell, and Macey Crowell;  five stepchildren, Christine Crowell of Mainesburg, PA, Erin Crowell of Mainesburg, PA, James Cole of Galeton, Belinda Cole of Rio Rancho, NM, and Rusty (Tina) Cole of Galeton;  three step-grandchildren, Joshua (Krisanne) Cole of Galeton, Tasha Cole of Galeton, and Eric (Lilly) Cole of Coudersport;  threesisters, Joyce (Lyle) Van Etten of Whitesville, NY, Patricia (Ronald) Lias of Westfield, PA, Judy (Ronald G.) Bennett of Ulysses;  and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her second husband, David S. Cole in 1988;  and a brother, Lawrence V. “Larry” Hosley in 2009.

A private gathering will be held by the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to / Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

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