EAST MEREDITH – L. Anne Cole, 71, an Oneonta native and Fox Hospital department head, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at her home in East Meredith, surrounded by family.
She was born on July 19, 1947, in Oneonta, the daughter of Charles and Lois (Keathley) Bubnell.
Anne was employed for more than 30 years at Fox Hospital, starting in the payroll department and worked her way up to director of materials management.
Anne loved to spend time with her family, go to the movies and share a meal out. She was a very active member of the River Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth and Achim Sliwa of East Meredith; her son, Richard C. Cole of Franklin; two grandchildren, Laura and Samantha Banks; an honorary grandchild, Sierra Hanford; two great-grandsons, Draven and Trenton Fay; two additional great-grandchildren on the way, expected in the beginning of next year; two sisters, Bonnie Monroe of Oneonta and Bettie Johnson of Williamsport, Pa.; three nephews; and one niece. Anne also openly welcomed two more grandchildren and four more great-grandchildren into her fold through Elizabeth’s marriage to Achim.
She is also survived by her stepmother, Earlene Bubnell; and her stepsister, Vicki Bubnell.
She was predeceased by her former husband, Richard C. Cole, on Sept. 5, 2018.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta, with the Rev. Judith Thistle officiating. Following the service there will be a gathering at the family home at 10089 Elk Creek Road in East Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the A.O. Fox Hospital Foundation, Fox Family Fund. For more information, contact the foundation office at 607-431-5472.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of On