October 25, 2014

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Kathleen “Kay” Jean Cottom

Kathleen “Kay” Jean Cottom (nee McDonald), 88, of Columbia Station, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012. She was born January 4, 1924 in Cleveland.Kay was a tireless volunteer in the community for many years, and an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She enjoyed baking and cake decorating, gardening and yoga. Even though she was a mother of 11 children, she was a mother and mentor to many people in the community, the door was always open.

Kay is survived by her loving children, Linda (Bob) Holland, Mary Broberg, Virginia Taylor, Julia Cottom, James Cottom, Tim (Shelly) Cottom, Maureen (Brian) Mittelstaedt, John (Tina) Cottom, Michael (Charmae) Cottom, Kathleen (Andre) Cuthrell and Martin Cottom; 17 treasured grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Springer.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward, of 67 years; sister, Virginia; brother, James; and her parents, James and Grace (nee Wright).

Family will receive friends Friday, November 30, 2012, from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 P.M., at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick. Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11 A.M., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 25801 Royalton Road, Columbia Station. Burial will follow at Columbia Township Cemetery.

Contributions may be made, in Kathleen’s memory, to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194-4924.

Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com