Ruth Cottrell

Ruth Cottrell

Ruth Cottrell of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Cottrell was born May 15, 1924 in Otter Lake, MI, the daughter of Ernest and Blanche (Burns) West.

Surviving are a son, Richard (Marilyn) Cottrell of Kalamazoo; three grandchildren, Scott Cottrell, Lindsey (Kevin) Hogan and Stephen Hill; a sister, Ada (Bill) Hoard of Otter Lake; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merton Cottrell in 1997; her daughter, Devota Rae Hill in 2009; two brothers and two sisters, Floyd West, Leo West, Doreen Jenkins and Winifred Traver.

The family would like to thank Park Place Assisted Living and Southern Care Hospice for the compassionate care given to Ruth.

Burial in Deerfield Township Cemetery, Otter Lake, has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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  1. Tom and Carol Winkel says:

    Dick, Marilyn, Scott and Lindsey,

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Ruth was a great lady, full of life, and set a great example for all of us. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tom and Carol

  2. Mark & Jilisa Williams says:

    Dick & Marilyn,

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Know that you are in the hearts and prayers of all your firends during this difficult time.
    Mark & Jilisa

  3. The Engel Family says:


    We were very sorry to learn of your loss. In this difficult time, please know that we are thinking of you and praying for you. We hope that you have fond memories of the great person Ruth was and that time eases the pain of your loss.

    Jeff, Becky, Matt, and Catey

  4. John and Carolyn Engel says:

    Jeff has shared with us fond memories of your mother when she joined you on your trips to R & O. May you find peace and comfort during this time of loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.

    John and Carolyn Engel

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