Patricia Ann “Pat” Cottrell, 83, La Grange, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Bradford Villa in Quincy, Ill.
She was born April 28, 1938 in Hunnewell, Mo., a daughter of Charlie Russell and Viola Barnett Yager. She married Bert Richard Cottrell on Jan. 11, 1959, in La Grange. He passed away Dec. 5, 2020.
Pat was a member of the La Grange Christian Church. In addition to her “favorite job” of being a mother and “grandma,” she was employed at Motorola, American Safety and Culver-Stockton College.
Her personality and joking nature was known by many, through her waitress years at Pete’s Boat House, Hazel’s Cafe and Monticello Café. She always had a “joke” to go along with her smile.
She served the community as a Boy Scout Troop leader. Pat’s greatest love was being surrounded by family, friends and laughter. “Momma Pat’s” house was always open to all.
Survivors include daughter, Tammy (Brad) Neil, Palmyra, Mo.; son, Kevin (LaVonne) Cottrell, Ewing, Mo.; and daughter, Pamela (Randy) Shubert, Camdenton, Mo.; three granddaughters, Jessica Lasater and fiancé Kain Royer, Wentzville, Mo.; Cassandra Cottrell, Austin, Texas; and Teddie (Tyler) Mays, Palmyra; six grandsons, Brady Neil and Braxden Neil, Palmyra; Brayden Neil, Camdenton; Nathan (Joni) Bennett, Kirksville, Mo.; Matt (Ashlynn) Bennett, Ewing, Mo.; and Caleb Shubert (Ashley Lambert), Edina, Mo.; two great-grandsons, Chase Lasater, Wentzville; and Tristan Bennett, Kirksville; and a great-granddaughter, Aria Bennett, Ewing. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Roger Cottrell, La Grange; plus several nieces and nephews who were very dear and special to her.
She was preceded in death by her spouse of 61 years, who always called her “Babe”; her parents; her siblings, Mary Jane Raleigh and Charlie Russell Yager; and sister-in-law, Nancy Cottrell.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 25, at the La Grange Christian Church in La Grange, Mo., with Pastor Kary Meyers officiating. Burial was in Mark’s Cemetery in La Grange.
Pallbearers were Kevin Cottrell, Caleb Shubert, Tyler Mays, Brady Neil, Braxden Neil, Brayden Neil, Chase Lasater, Jessica Lasater and Teddie Neil Mays.
Memorials may be made to the La Grange Christian Church or to the Lewis County Health Department in care of Davis Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, La Grange, Mo. 63448.
Online condolences may be left at www.davis-fh.com.