Margaret M. Cotterman, 78, formerly of 8707 Williamson Road, Meadville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Meadville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Margaret was born in Meadville on Nov. 25, 1935, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Beatrice Smith.
On July 6, 1953, Margaret married Merle A. Cotterman; he preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1998.
She was a member of Christ Church Episcopal, Meadville.
Margaret had been employed by the former Talon Inc. of Meadville and by Allegheny College as a secretary. A devoted homemaker, Margaret enjoyed cooking, trying new recipes and most of all, taking care of her family.
Margaret is survived by a son, Matthew Cotterman of Meadville; six grandchildren, Tara, Kyra, Josie, Amber, Aryan and Arion; two brothers, Kenneth Smith Jr. and Jim Smith, both of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Merle, of 45 years, Margaret was preceded in death by a son, David Cotterman; and a daughter, Lauri Cotterman.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Episcopal, 870 Diamond Square, Meadville, at 11 a.m. on Feb. 22, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Elberfeld officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church Episcopal, 870 Diamond Square, Meadville, Pa. 16335.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
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