Heather Leane Cole, December 20, 1992-October 4, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 2:27 p.m. CDT

A beautiful angel has joined God in Heaven. Heather Lenae Cole, 20, died in a tragic car accident near Boonville, Missouri early Friday morning, October 4, 2013.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Christian Chapel, 3300 S. Providence Road, Columbia, Missouri 65201. The 63 Diner will be hosting a buffet following the service at 5801 Rangeline, Columbia, Missouri 65202.

Heather was born December 20, 1992 in Bakersfield, California to Kevin and Denise Volesky Cole.

She was a 2011 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia where she was involved in the cheerleading and comp squad. She was currently a student at Moberly Area Community College in Columbia and was planning to go to Columbia College to get her degree to teach Special Education. She worked at The 63 Diner as a waitress since she was 16. She also worked at Buckingham's and at Tiger Tot's as a teacher's assistant.

Heather moved to Columbia in 2005 with her parents and sister, Amber. Her family moved back to Bakersfield in 2011 and Heather decided to stay here to go to college.

She was the most kind, generous and loving person you could ever meet and left this world way too soon. She is our beautiful guardian angel and will never be forgotten.

Heather is survived by her parents, Kevin and Denise and sister, Amber all of Bakersfield, California; grandpa, Phil Cole of Jackson Center, Ohio; uncles, aunts and cousins who love her dearly in Missouri, Arizona, Kansas, Colorado, California, Nebraska and Arkansas along with hundreds of friends whose lives are forever changed by having her in their lives.

She was preceded in death by grandmothers, Margaret Volesky and Alice Cole; grandfather, Warren Volesky and aunt, Patricia Trauernicht.

A scholarship fund has been set up through Hickman High School called The Heather Cole Sparkle of Hope which will be dedicated to students who want to go on to become teachers. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to this fund in care of Boone County National Bank, 1009 Smiley Lane, Columbia, Missouri 65202. A memorial service will be planned for a later date in Bakersfield, California.

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