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Ruth Rose Cotterman

October 1, 1946November 14, 2021
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RUTH "ROSE" (MONK) COTTERMAN, passed away on -Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Ellen Mae Mason. Rose was a Cosmetology instructor for 40 years finally retiring from Four County Area Vocational in 2008. She is survived by her devoted husband, Tony Cotterman; daughter, Flo (Ed) Woodward; son, Jackie (Sharon) Monk; daughter-in-law, Jill Swygart; stepdaughters, Stormy Cotterman and Wendy (Eric) Simion; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her three sons, Fred, Paul and Bob Swygart; three brothers, Harvey, Jim and David Mason; and four sisters, Gertrude Mason, Mary Patterson, Dorothy Lott, and Florence Smith. Service is noon Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.mccombandsons.com for the COTTERMAN family.

Services

  • Calling

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

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Angie Girton (Moore)

November 19, 2021

Rose and Flo were my instructors at Four County Vocational for Cosmetology 2004. Rose’s encouragement and guidance helped me start my career that eventually led me to manage a salon in Chicago. She was such a gem. Memories include her always telling me I looked like Bambi or Cindy Lou Who. Ha I also vividly remember she would always refuse to tell us her age. Claiming not even her kids knew. She gave a lot to us girls and I know I only have loving and sweet memories of her. She will be missed.

John Swygart

November 17, 2021

Welcoming home, wood burning stove, snow on the ground, windows cracked open, lots of happy sounds, family all around. These are the memories we all need to have, of the wonderful times from long in the past. Keep them close to your heart, never let them go. Sometime in the future make them again, for the next generation to enjoy. Amen

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