Whitesburg KY

Lola Mae Cohill dies at 89

Lola Mae Cohill, 89, died October 5 in Shoreline, Wash.

Born in Seco, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Clementine Partin King and the widow of Bill Cohill. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa Wieder, and two sonsin law, Steven Hayden and Emmett Drumheller Jr.

She was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1943 and from Pikeville College, and received a bachelor of arts degree in education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Va. Mrs. Cohill taught third grade for four years in Millstone.

She and her husband, a Presbyterian minister, lived in various duty stations around the United States while he served as a U.S. Navy chaplain until his retirement in 1983 when they moved to Mukilteo, Wash.

Mrs. Cohill was active in volunteer groups include Navy Relief, garden clubs, Girl Scouts, Sunday school, libraries and the American Association of University Women.

Surviving are three brothers, John King, Jake King Jr. and Curtis King; a sister, Esther King Wright; four daughters, Catherine Turner Carter, Carolyn “ Becky” Wieder and husband Dan, Dr. Martha Hayden-Ledbetter and husband Jeff, and Mary Drumheller; six grandchildren, Greg Turner, Rachel Wieder Earls, Michael Hayden, Julia Ledbetter, Brittany Drumheller and Matthew Drumheller; and three stepgrandchildren, Alex, Willy and Carrie Ledbetter.

A memorial service will be held at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m., November 9. Burial was in the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash.

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