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Katherine M. Cottrell

Katherine M. Cottrell    “beloved mother and grandmother”

ROULETTE, Pa.---Katherine M. Cottrell, 85, a longtime resident of Roulette, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 4, 2017.

Born on September 3, 1932 in Bedford, Ohio, she was a daughter of Robert and Clara Welsh.  On June 18, 1965 in Bedford, she married John S. Cottrell, who preceded her in death.

Katherine was a graduate of Bedford High School.  In her younger years while living in Bedford, Katherine was employed as a baker.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Roulette Volunteer Fire Department.  She loved her animals, especially her birds.  She collected angels, enjoyed old country music, and Elvis Presley.  A hard worker, she loved to shovel snow and mow her lawn. She loved to walk.  Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are four children, Charlotte J. Nicholas, Hazel R. (Wynn) Duell, John W. Cottrell, and Milford C. “Buddy” Cottrell, all of Roulette; two grandchildren, Scott A. Duell and Lily R. Duell; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth B. Welsh of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Katherine was predeceased by a grandson, Anthony J. Duell; and three brothers, Bob, Gene, and Chuck.

In keeping with Katherine’s wishes, there will be no public visitation.  A celebration of her life will be held on a date and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roulette Volunteer Fire Department, Roulette, PA 16746.

Katherine’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Katherine, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com



A candle was lit in memory of Katherine Cottrell

Colleen and Butch DeBoer Oct 13 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you

Hazel Duell Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for the loss of your dear one. In times of this nature, all of us need encouragement and comfort, how we appreciate those who lovingly offer it! Comforting implies taking time to listen, understand, and help. I pray that you find that with your family and friends as well as the promises of Jesus at Luke 23:43 where he said: Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in Paradise. A better place.

Marie Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM

Always enjoyed speaking with Kay at the Post Office. My thoughts and prayers going out to her children. She knew how much you loved her. Keep your memories close. Thinking of you all.

Tracy Worthington Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Katherine Cottrell

Tracy Worthington Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Katherine Cottrell

Jeff & Lois Easton Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

John and family,

Our deepest condolences. We are sorry for your loss.

Jeff & Lois Easton Sep 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Katherine Cottrell

Hazel Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Family and Friends of Kay,
We are so sorry for her passing.
Kay had a long life hear on earth
and now may she rest in peace.
With Love and Friendship,
Bev & Steve

Bev and Steve Sep 4 2017 12:00 AM