Barbara Jean Cotton

Barbara Jean Cotton

August 3, 1934 – March 22, 2021

Barbara Jean Cotton

August 3, 1934 – March 22, 2021

Barbara Jean (Meyer) Cotton died unexpectedly in Omaha, Nebraska on March 22, 2021 at the age of 86.  Barb was born on August 3, 1934 in Omaha, NE.  She graduated from UNO with an education degree.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Naomi Meyer; her brother, Don Meyer.  Barb is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard; son, Barney Cotton (Christine) of Elkhorn, Nebraska; daughters, Christie Cotton of Austin, Texas, Jan (Mike) Peterson also of Elkhorn, NE; eight grandchildren; four nephews; and a niece.

A private family funeral is scheduled for Friday, March 26th at Presbyterian Church of the Cross and she will be laid to rest at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, both in Omaha.  Memorial donations are suggested to any of the following causes which were close to her heart – Alzheimer’s Association, JDRF, Madonna for Spinal Cord Injury and Live On Nebraska.


  • Kelly Oldfield Frahm Posted March 25, 2021 9:42 am

    Prayers for the family , Barb was like second mother she was cross street from my parents she always there when I needed her. She will be missed!

  • Melanie Posted March 25, 2021 10:03 am

    My sympathies to the family. Barb sold Avon to our work area and always had a smile. She had a strong faith and God has a special Angel 🙏 She always took special care of her husband!

  • Frances Craigmile Posted March 25, 2021 12:20 pm

    My thought and Prays are with all of her family

  • Jane and Bob Patterson Posted March 25, 2021 4:12 pm

    I met Barb at the Y during water classes. She is missed. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • SUE OLDFIELD SAUTTER Posted March 25, 2021 4:14 pm


  • Carolyn Lennard Posted March 25, 2021 6:08 pm

    Barb was my dear friend and also my Avon lady for many years! She was SO proud of her family…she often had me praying for happenings in their lives and she in turn would pray for mine.

  • Scott Yahnke Posted March 26, 2021 11:51 am

    Saddened to read of the loss of a Fine Person. I remember a terrific Mom from when Jan was an 8th grader in my room at Beveridge. Loved Jan’s fun personality and excellent attitude…and understand she was a bit less “frisky” than a certain older brother! Dick, my deepest condolences, Sir. You were such a good friend when I coached track with Denny at Burke, and I still smile remembering the steak cookout you and Barbara hosted at the end of the year. God bless every one of you Fine People, and God bless your Wife, Mom, and Grandma! With love, Scott Yahnke

  • Don and Bonnie Daubman Posted March 27, 2021 12:24 pm

    Don and I are so saddened to read of Barb’s passing. We enjoyed your friendship while at Morning Star Lutheran Church, and Barb was my Avon lady for many years too! God bless and comfort you, Dick, and all your family. Your memories will keep Barb with you always.

  • Anie Dizonno Posted March 28, 2021 9:55 pm

    I had the privilege of getting to know Barbara in the short time I cared for her just a couple weeks ago. As you know, she is a very special person. Every night when I came into work there was always a family member/friend on the phone with her. I know she was loved and will be missed deeply. I myself am very sad to hear the news. My heart goes out to all of you. Anie

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