Phyllis J. Cotten, 71, of Covington , Ind. , died at 11:00 pm. , Wednesday, February 10, 2010 , at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Oct. 27, 1938 , in Georgetown , IL , the first daughter of Herman and Alberta (Negray) Felgenhauer. At the age of eighteen, and after five short weeks of courtship, she married her best friend and soul mate, John W. Cotten, Sr., on Dec. 31st, 1956 , in Covington , he survives. On Dec. 31, 2009 , they celebrated 53 years of marriage.
She graduated from Georgetown High School in 1956. While raising her boys, she worked as a cafeteria cook for the Covington Schools. After becoming a licensed beautician, she previously operated a salon in her home. She was employed at Brewer's Meat Market, the City of Covington as a Deputy Clerk-Treasurer and lastly as the manager of the Covington license branch until her retirement.
She selflessly spent her life caring for her family, home and others. She loved having company and sharing a meal or just a cup of coffee with family and her many many friends.
Surviving family include husband John W. Cotten, Covington; three sons, John W. (Dianne) Cotten Jr., Phillip Allan (Gwen) Cotten, and Ron L. (June) Cotten, all of Covington; sister, Sandra (David) Dennison, New Smyrna Beach, FL; four brothers, Jim (Barbara) Felgenhauer, Bill (Barbara) Felgenhauer, John (Patty) Felgenhauer, and Larry Felgenhauer, all of Paris, IL; eight grandchildren, Phillip(Amber) Cotten Jr., Zachary Cotten, Jordan Cotten, Jarred Cotten, Ronnie Cotten, Kim(Josh) Freed, Alaina Cotten, and Emilee Cotten, three great-grandchildren, Logun Freed , Keegun Freed, and Madisyn Hughes and many niece’s and nephews. She is preceded in death her parents and brother Frank Felgenhauer and a sister-in-law Sandy Felgenhauer, Aunts, Uncles and a niece and nephew.
Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday February 16, 2010 at Maranatha Baptist Church in Covington with Pastor Kyle Allen officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 pm Monday February 15, 2010 at Maranatha Baptist Church . Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery . Memorial contributions may be given to Covington Community Foundation or Serenity Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home. Online condolences www.dickersonfuneralhome.com