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Louise M. Cole, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
She was born Aug. 18, 1919, at Cape Gir-ardeau, daughter of John C. and Laura Cole.
She had worked at the former Cole-Webb Grocery Store in the Red Star District of Cape Girardeau and later worked as the credit manager at Montgomery Ward in Cape Girardeau for 15 years. She was also employed by the Cape Girardeau Police Department for 21 years as chief records officer. She was the first female commissioned special officer to work at the police department.
She was a member of the Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. She belonged to the United Methodist Women's Organization at the church and was also a member of the ladies auxillary at the Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838.
Survivors include one brother, Henry R. Cole of Jackson.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Friends may call at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Boytt Willis and James V. Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.