Mrs. Maxine Cottrell

January 15, 1932January 8, 2021

Maxine F. (Morris) Cottrell, 88, was born in Walton, WV January 15, 1932 to Clayton and Nellie Beard. She was welcomed in Heaven on January 8, 2021 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

Maxine worked at Smith Transfer from 1953 to 1967 and met many wonderful people that she continued to talk about for years. She started working for the Kanawha County School System in 1967 and retired after 26 years on June 30, 1995. During this time she held many positions and made many friends along the way.

Maxine loved her caregiver Doris Osborne, as they became very close over the last couple of years. Maxine felt as if Doris was the sister she never had and loved her unconditionally. She also loved her dog Candi and spoiled her rotten. Maxine loved going to the auction, cooking, shopping, and travelling. She also thought the world of her neighbors Ron & Lisa and Ron & Linda.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Troy F. Cottrell; only son David L. Morris; and brother Eugene Beard.

She is survived by her daughter in law, Kathy Foley of Ashtabula, OH; sister in law, Ann Beard of Newville, PA; nephew, Mike Beard of Newville, PA; granddaughter, Jennifer Crandall of Panama, NY; stepson, David Cottrell & Amy of Charleston, WV; and adopted granddaughter, Brittany McComas of Charleston, WV. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care 1606 Kanawha Blvd. Charleston, WV.

Service will be 2:00pm Friday, January 15, 2021 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 1:00pm Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent by visiting


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Brenda Drake

January 14, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Maxine was a very special lady and a wonderful friend. I enjoyed working with her at the Board.

Kanawha County Retired School Employees

January 12, 2021

The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.

Barbara Good

January 12, 2021

Maxine and Troy were our neighbors years ago and we lovedthem both. After we moved from Cross Lanes, we still kept in touch.

Maxine loved her family and friends. She was so proud of David and of her granddaughter Jennifer (who we met when she was very young).

I'm so glad we had the opportunity to know this very special wonderful lady!