Boonville — Phyllis Joan “Jo Ann” (Marshall) Cottrell, age 88, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her home.
Joan was born in rural Warrick County on July 1, 1931 to the late Artis and Lota (Wright) Marshall.
She graduated from Boonville High School in 1949, Attended Lockyear’s Business College, and graduated from the University of Evansville in 1989 with a BS Degree. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Boonville for 50 years until the last few years, due to illness. Joan retired from the Warrick County Welfare Office as a Case Supervisor. She was also employed by judge Addison M. Beavers as the Warrick County Probation Officer. She started her career working for Leonard Ashley, Attorney at Law and retired the second time from her employment with Don R. Ashley, Attorney at Law, son of Leonard Ashley.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Jean Klingensmith; brother-in-law, Nelson Klingensmith; brother, Robert A. Marshall; sister-in-law, Jean Marshall; daughter-in-law, Arlene Cottrell.
Joan is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ralph Eugene Cottrell; sons, Robert Cottrell, Thomas Cottrell (Sheila); grandchildren, Rod Cottrell (Mandy), Renee Johnson (Chris), Cami Brown, Kenton Cottrell; great-grandchildren, Ryan Cottrell, Lauren Cottrell, Jocelyn Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Jep Brown; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville, Indiana with Pastor David Kiegel officiating. Burial took place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville, Indiana.
Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.Koeh