Deborah Leann (Clem) Cotten, age 60 of Marshall and formerly of Yeddo, peacefully passed to Heaven on December 25, 2020. She was born in Danville, IL on May 18, 1960, the daughter of Albert Clem & Susan Grady.
She graduated from Covington High School after which she married Thomas Wesley Cotten Sr on March 31, 1979. Thomas & Deborah lived in Yeddo, where they raised their two children, Thomas Wesley Cotten Jr. & Timothy Wayne Cotten. Deborah drove school bus for many years for Southeast Fountain and Covington Schools. She enjoyed cooking and baking for the family and spending time with her grandkids.
She is survived by her mother, Susan Grady of Covington; her husband, Thomas W. Cotten of Marshall; her children, Thomas Jr (Sarah) Cotten and Timothy (Ginger) Cotten, both of Parke County; her mother-in-law, Rita Cotten of Yeddo; grandchildren, Kandyse, Robert, Savannah & Leland Cotten of Parke County & Jaythan Cotten of Yeddo; half-sisters, Jennifer Grady of Rockville & Louisa Elliot of Covington; brother-in-laws, David, Phillip, Bill, Dwayne, and Todd; sister-in-laws, Brenda, Rita Anne, Kim, Tina, and Terri; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Clem; her step father, Jerry Grady; father-in-law, Robert Cotten Sr; aunt Janet Clark; and her sister, Kelly Sue.
Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S 1st Street in Kingman on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 11:00am till the time of the funeral service at 1:00pm with Pastor Bob Cruea officiating. Burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on Deborah’s obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Social distancing is expected and masks are required. Memorial donations may be given to the Paul Siebenmorgen Cancer Center, 3901 S 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com
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