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Brenda Sue Cottrell

July 31, 1962 ~ April 4, 2021 (age 58)


Brenda Sue Cottrell, 58, formerly of Buffalo, IN passed away at 12:50 P.M., Sunday, April 4, 2021 at IU White Memorial, Monticello, IN.  She was born in Lafayette, IN on July 31, 1962, the daughter of Jesse and Garnett “Betty” Taylor Cottrell. 

Brenda lived with her partner and best friend of 16 years, Roger Bedsole, and their two dogs, Trudy and Scooter. Brenda loved spending time with her family, having cookouts and celebrating holidays. She enjoyed fishing, swimming and laying out in the sun. She also loved gardening and planting flowers, but her most favorite thing to do was going to yard sales with her daughters, sisters, and friends. She loved everything summertime had to offer.

Surviving are her daughters Tonya Cottrell (Chastidy) of Monticello, IN and Sheena (Cottrell) Dillon of Amboy, IN; Earl Cottrell ex-husband/father of her children; Siblings Barry (Deborah) Cottrell, Larry (Faye) Cottrell, Jesse (Brenda K.) Cottrell, Delores Agee, Elizabeth (Dennis) Pitcher, Jessica (James) Cottrell, Margaret Cripps and Melva Murphy; grandchildren Chase, Hannah, Nevaeh, Nola, Marrissa, Emma, Grace, Alexus, Westley Evan, Trenton, Ashley, Britney and Misty; step-grandchildren Devon, Brooklyn and Abbi; great-grandchildren Montgomery and Raylynn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, sons Westley and Charles (Bo) Cottrell and a great-granddaughter Shayla Grace Cottrell.

Graveside services will be held Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Park Lawn Cemetery, Amboy, IN with Pastor Randy Smoot officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 156, Amboy, IN 46911 to New Hope Church of Amboy.

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Graveside Service
April 12, 2021

2:00 PM
Park Lawn Cemetery
700 E. State Road 19
Amboy, IN 46911

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