Myrtle “Alline” Cottrell


    Myrtle “Alline” Cottrell (nee Harris) of Sullivan, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born December 5, 1926 in Cherryville, Missouri to James T. and Bessie Jane Bettorf Harris and passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at the age of 93 years and 1 day.


    On March 27, 1948 in Steelville, Missouri she married Vencil Cottrell.
    Alline was employed at White Castle in St. Louis, Missouri as a teenager and later at different factories in the St. Louis area.  Eventually, she came back home to Crawford County and worked at Brown Shoe Company, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Midland Pentecostal Church for many years. She enjoyed quilting and reading her Bible.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bessie Harris; husband, Vencil Cottrell; daughter, Karen Wynn; granddaughter, Brianna; son-in-law, Buck Martin; brother, William “Bernard” Harris; three sisters, Mildred (Cletis) Turnbough, Violet (Herman) Hewkin and Bonnie Barton; father and mother-in-law, Earl and Lena Cottrell; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Davis and Jim Martin, Burton Cottrell, Ronald Cottrell, Bill Cottrell, Roy Cottrell and Mitford Cottrell; and sisters-in-law, Norma Hogan, Lois Barton, Wilma Crabtree, Rilma Wilkinson and Helen Robinson.
    She is survived by two sons, Jim (Jan) Cottrell of Sullivan, Missouri and Doug (Ami) Cottrell of Steelville, Missouri; two daughters, Rhonda (Bill) Farris and Cleta Hartman, all of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Thomas (Elma) Harris of Viburnum, Missouri; two sisters, Ina Davis and Betty Martin all of Steelville, Missouri; 13 grandchildren, Lori Martin, Rebecca Kick, Ronnie Cottrell, Dale Cottrell, Shannon Helmig, Jared Farris, Jeremy Farris, Crystal Farris, Sheldon Farris, Timothy Cottrell, Samantha Miller, Bailee Phipps and Ryan Cottrell; 19 great grandchildren, Grant and Burke Ritter, Samantha and Beau Kick, Kayla Anderson, Amanda Tod, Lucas Cottrell, Austin Frye, Hayden Cottrell, Haley Cottrell, Jackson Cottrell, Kevin and  Brandon Roark, Kelsey Rogers, Austin Farris, Anthony Diestelkamp, Dustin Farris, Ross and Lauren Farris; eight great great grandchildren, Harper, Henry, Erin and Aiden, Madison, Lillian, Addyson and Natalie; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held  from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Alan Miles officiating. Special music of “He wrote my Name” and “Beulah Land” was sung and played by Bob and Carol Coleman.
    Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
    Casket bearers were Ronnie Cottrell, Dale Cottrell, Jeremy Farris, Jared Farris, Ross Farris and Beau Kick.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

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