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MARINE — Sally A. Cotten, 71, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra.

Sally was born on Nov. 8, 1946, in Du Quoin, the daughter of the late Burt and Nell (Silkwood) Boyd Sr. Sally was a Registered Nurse at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Troy, and in her free time, Sally enjoyed her days of gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Sally will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared together.

Sally is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Daniel Cotten, whom she married on March 30, 1968; her children, Heather (Brian) Schott of Marine, Sean (Mary) Cotten of St. Jacob, Brian Cotten of Westminster, South Carolina; her brother, Burt (Nancy) Boyd Jr. of Dinuba, California; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. In celebration of Sally’s life, services will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Hufty officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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