Beverly Jean Cole, age 80, of Janesville died on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center. Always known as Jean to family and friends, she was born in Chicago, IL on July 31, 1937, the daughter of the late Leonard and Birdie “Mema” (Lisembee) Duncan. She married Robert Cole and he predeceased her on October 21, 2010. Jean moved to Janesville in 1990 and was a “mom and grandmother” to many other family members and neighborhood children. She took the time to listen, give advice and took pride in nurturing them along. She was a very caring and understanding lady, who was an awesome mother.
She is survived by her son: Chuck Cappello and his wife, Cindy Crichton-Cappello, of Janesville; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; her sister: Lena (John) Bellon of Grand Marsh, WI; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Gary Cole.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Whitcomb – Lynch Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.