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1932 Katherine 2017

Katherine M. Cottrell

September 3, 1932 — September 4, 2017

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.

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