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Orva M. (Carpenter) Cottrell

February 3, 1929 — November 14, 2020


Orva M. Cottrell, 91, of Buffalo passed away peacefully at 6:48 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born on February 3, 1929 in Linden, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Lottie (Nichols) Carpenter.

On December 17, 1945 she married Arlen Cottrell Sr. He preceded in death on November 11, 1999.

Orva was a homemaker. She enjoyed country music, puzzle books and going to church.

She was a member of Full Gospel Assembly in Knox.

Survivors include her children, Stanley Cottrell (Bonnie) of Ohio, Jimmie Cottrell (Jessica) of Headlee, Arlen “Rich” Cottrell of Buffalo, Nancy Gerard (Frank) of Yeoman, Linda Taylor of Buffalo, Faye Saubert (Ed) of Buffalo and Sue Cottrell of Buffalo and brother, Monzell Contrell of Pennsylvania. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 29 great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert Cottrell and Larry Cottrell, sisters, Mary Frushour, Geraldine Hall and Cloris Pullium, 3 grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center.

Private family services will be held and burial will follow at Bell Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Guardian Angel Hospice.

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