Elba E. Cottrell
January 28, 1929 - January 2, 2008
LaGrange - Elba E. Cottrell, 78, wife of the late Adelbert L. Cottrell, Sr., died January 2, 2008, at Mount St. Joseph in Waterville, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born January 28, 1929, in Orneville, the daughter of Frank and Ruth (Herbest) Lyford. She was charter member of the LaGrange Full Gospel Church, and had been instrumental in the fundraising and building of the church. Elba taught Sunday School, and Children's Church; she belonged to the Women's Ministries and was very involved with the church's prayer groups. She was a loving and devoted mother to her family, as she especially enjoyed her children and their friends. She always had a place for one more child and never turned anyone away. She is survived by her children, Vera Thompson and her husband Gary of Medway, Laura Pelkey of Bangor, Larry Cottrell and his wife Shirley of Augusta; Jenette Cooley and her husband Charles of Dixmont, Lee Gustin and his wife Jeni of Dexter, Arthur Cottrell and his wife Eileen of Garland; her brothers, Frank Lyford, Jr. of LaGrange, Robert Lyford, Sr. of Hudson, and Newell Lyford of Brewer; her sisters, Gertude Hunt of Milo, Linda Thompson and her husband Durwood of Charleston, and Brenda Bowden and her husband Edward of Bangor; an uncle, Kenneth Lyford Sr. of Orono; an aunt, Elnora Lyford of LaGrange; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and two children, Ronald and Amy. Elba's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Mount St. Joseph for their loving care over the years and to the Waterville area hospice volunteers for their caring attention during her last days. Friends are invited to call from 11am-1pm, Saturday, January 5, 2008, at the LaGrange Full Gospel Church, with a celebration of her life conducted at 1pm, with Rev. Edward Costain officiating. A graveside service in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo, will be announced in the spring. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com

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Pamela King (Cottrell)

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. This picture is such a beautiful one of her. I didn't know Elba well, since I was only with Larry a short while, but she was a lovely lady.

Glenice Cookson

Please accept my condolences. My thoughts are with all of you at this time. I will also miss Eb, even tho I haven't seen her for many years. She was a very good mother-in-law. She always has and will have a very special place in my heart........Glenice

Jenette@Charles Cooley

Mom is in heaven and is whole again.She is singing and dancing.The Lord took her so peacefully.She showed no sign of pain or suffering. Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:he leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul:he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.Yea,though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil:for thou art with me;thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil;my cup runneth over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Jenette & Charles

Barbara stone-family

TO the family of Elba cottrell. we want to send our condulances to you all. our throughts and prayers are with you all at this time of surrow. may the lord give you comfort and strength threw this pain you are going threw, we all know its hard to lose some one you love dearly. but she is in heaven with the lord and she isnt suffereing, she is with her family and friends. know she is resting in peace, and we kno0w she is with our lord. and that some day you all will be with her, god bless you all

Philip & Sharon Black

Just wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. There was a time when people may have thought your mom was my mom too as I was at your house more than at my own. If you need anything just yell. Sharon B.

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