Barbara Ann Cottone

Barbara Ann Cottone

January 21, 1948 – February 12, 2021

Preceded in death by husband, Louis W. “Big Lou,” and mother, Elizabeth Phillips. Survived by sons, Eric and Randy; daughter, Renae Keck; grandchildren: Ryan, Victoria, Aaron, and Chad; mother, Ruth Gerst; brothers and sisters.

VISITATION: Wednesday, February 17th, from 4pm to 6pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, February 18th at 10am at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery. CDC Guidelines to be followed.

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  • Carla Pospisal Posted February 14, 2021 3:43 pm

    It is with sadness that I write this tribute for a wonderful woman, Barb Cottone. I have known Barb for over 20 years. Barb’s children and grandson are tremendously mourning the unexpected death of Barb. Anyone who knew Barb will agree with what I am about to say. Barb was a kind and caring woman, and she was always positive. Every Fourth of July Lou and Barb would open their house to many. A celebration would take place with great food, visiting and ultimately watching the fireworks with their guests.

    It was less than a year ago that Lou died. Barb died on February 11, which was their wedding anniversary. I believe that they were rejoined in heaven to celebrate their anniversary.

    I promise you, Renae, Ryan, Randy and Eric, as heavy as your hearts are feeling today, and probably for a while to come, one day you will be thinking of her, and instead of tears, a smile will come over your face. Your memories will always be there!
    Carla Pospisal

  • Garry Gernandt Posted February 15, 2021 2:07 pm

    Sadden to hear of your loss. Mom’s now with her heavenly host and watching out for those still on their earthly journey.

  • Kathy Patchen and family Posted February 16, 2021 6:35 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Nona & Billy Farnsworth Posted February 16, 2021 6:36 pm

    Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Susan Miner Posted February 19, 2021 12:42 am

    I lived with Barb and Lou for about 5 years, when together with their son Eric. She was like a mom to me. I loved her so much. She was the kindest most gentle, loving soul. I dont know one person who didn’t love her. I will miss her. May God hold you all in his arms and shower you with his Grace to comfort you. I love you all. God Bless.

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