Stillwater News Press

January 15, 2014

Luann S. Cole

Stillwater NewsPress

— Luann Simpson Cole died on Monday, Jan. 13 at her home in Stillwater. A visitation will be held from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater with Pastor Aldon Preston officiating. Interment will follow at Stigler Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Brown officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Luann was born on July 16, 1949, in Stillwater to Virgil and Freda (Thurman) Simpson of the Simpson Dealership in Stillwater. She served as a probation officer with the state of Oklahoma.

She loved life and loved her dogs, Hershey and Dakota. She is preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Freda; and husband, Larry Cole. Luann is survived by her brothers, Larry Simpson of Belmont, Calif., Chris Simpson of Plano, Texas, Jerry and Robert Simpson of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister-in-law, Jean Hayes of Stilger; and close friends, Glynna Hadley, Cheryl Steidl and Stacy Mason of Stillwater. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Luann’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718. Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting