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Penny Cole

April 30, 1963 — December 24, 2020

Hancock, Maryland

Penny Cole

Hancock, Maryland

Penny Joann (Johnson) Cole, age 57, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at her home.

Born April 30, 1963, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Paul H. Johnson, Sr. and Virginia L. (Shoemaker) Johnson; and the wife of Mike Cole.

She was a 1981 graduate of Hancock High School and was a class parliamentarian.

She was a member of the Hancock United Methodist Church.

She had been employed by Daniel A Murphy DVM, as a veterinary technician for 19 years and she loved caring for animals.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one sister, Rhodie Ellen Allen, of Hancock; two brothers, Paul “Buck” Johnson, Jr. and his wife, Joann, of Hancock, and Homer Wayne “Clem” Johnson and his wife, Dolly, of Hancock; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740

A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Grove Funeral Home in Hancock. Online condolences will be accepted at

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