Florence V. Cole, 90, of Platte City, Missouri passed away with family at her side on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Gower Convalescent Center Missouri.

Florence V. Cole, 90, of Platte City, Missouri passed away with family at her side on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Gower Convalescent Center Missouri.  
Earl C. Cole, Jr., spouse, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center with family at his side. 
Visitation for both will be on Thursday, July 27, 2017 with family present from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will start at 11 a.m. at Belden Larkin Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Sanford officiating. Inurnment will be at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery at a later date.

Earl was born on January 22, 1924 to Earl C. and Helen C. (Michalls) Cole, Sr. 
Florence was born on May 24, 1927 to Elmer and Tishu (English) Ulen in Wiseman, Alaska. Earl and Florence were married on May 24, 1952 in College Alaska.
Earl served honorably in the United States Army during WWII, Korea, Vietnam and concluded a 30-year military as a Lieutenant Colonel commanding the largest Military Intelligence Regional Command in the United States. He was a member of the Army Counterintelligence Corps, Masons, Shriners, American Legion, VFW, and Republican National Committee as well as being an avid Royals and Chiefs fan.  
Florence was very active participating in the Platte City Study Club, Women’s Bowling League, Bridge clubs, U.S. Army Officer’s Wives Club and Republican National Committee. Her hobbies were her love of homemaking, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and was an avid china painter.
Earl and Florence are survived by their children; Susan (Pat) Scanlon of Leavenworth, Kansas, Patricia (Gary) Woods of San Antonio, Texas, Karen Byrd of Platte City, Missouri, Earl C. Cole III of Smithville, Missouri, Richard (Kara) Cole of Rolla, Missouri; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Earl is also survived by his brother, Robert G. Cole of Higginsville Missouri.  
Memorials in their name may be according to the family’s wishes or donor’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent to www.beldenlarkin.com