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Debra E. Cole

8/20/1957 - 12/26/2019

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Debra E. Cole, 62, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, December 26, 2019 at her home.

She was born August 20, 1957 in Peoria to Jack and Patricia (Alexander) Emmons Sr.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister-in-law.

Debra married the love of her life, Michael Cole on August 30, 1975 in Peoria.  He survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Janelle (Robert) Hoerr of Pekin; one granddaughter, Taylor (Thomi) Hoerr of Pekin; and three brothers.

Debra loved her family and was known to do anything for anyone.

Her visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Dwight Winnett officiating.  The family requests that those attending wear Harley-Davidson attire.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus, 2000 West Pioneer Parkway, Suite 24, Peoria, Illinois 61615.

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