Clare B. Cole

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June 25, 1931 - October 11, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Clare B. Cole (nee: Bonskowski), of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at the age of 88. Loving wife of the late Jess Cole, Jr.; beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Bonskowski; devoted mother of Marsha (Bob) Martin, Jeffrey Cole, Jonathan (Mary Therese) Cole, and Missy (Tom) Rooney; cherished grandmother of Sarah Martin, Jeremy Martin, Shannon Rooney, Rebecca Rooney, Donovan Rooney, Madeline Cole, Jonathan Cole, Jr., and Olivia Cole. Clare is preceded in death by her husband Jess and her son, Jeffrey Cole; four brothers, Joseph Bonskoski, Jr., Francis Bonskowski, Jack Bonskowski, Robert Bonskowski; and five sisters, Mary Burke, Helen Goodman, Jeanie Macinski, Marcella Farwig, and Martha Kohl.

Clare was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in O’Fallon, Missouri. She loved her family and spending time with them, especially her Grandkids. Clare was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Clare's name to Special Olympics of Missouri.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Therese (Detrich) Brown October 13, 2019 at 10:46 am - Reply

    candle 8I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful mother, Marsha. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  2. Elliott (Skip) Bailiff October 13, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

    The Bonskowski family has my sincerest condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Clare and the family. I never knew Aunt Clare lost a son. Now she is with him. I really enjoyed talking to Aunt Clare the 3 times I called her since Jack passed. I also just lit a candle. God Bless, everyone.

  3. Elliott (Skip) Bailiff October 13, 2019 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    candle 7Sorry, I didn’t realize I could light a candle below.

  4. Pat Scharr October 14, 2019 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Clare was a delight to everyone she touched. Will miss her joy.

  5. Joyce Miller October 18, 2019 at 3:01 am - Reply

    Marsha, Missy and Jonathan, My thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family this week. It was wonderful having your Mom with us at Villa Theresa. We will all miss her beautiful smile. Love and blessings, Joyce

  6. The Gerbers October 18, 2019 at 7:21 am - Reply

    candle 7She was the best neighbor and friend. We will miss her deeply. She is at peace, with God and Jeffery.

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