Mrs. Lillian Cotton


Mrs. Lillian Cotton, spouse of Rev. William D. Cotton, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2009.


Services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 16 at Grace United Methodist Church, 3700 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA    Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Grace UMC.


Rev. Cotton served Colesburg-Zion-Immanuel; Cedar Rapids, Asbury; as Executive Secretary, Human Rights Commission, Cedar Rapids; Dayton-Harcourt; Emmetsburg; as Superintendent, Creston District and Des Moines, Grace.  He retired in 1999.


Survivors include Rev. Cotton, Des Moines, IA; son Steve of Wassau, WI; daughters:  Melody Burns of Bundurant, IA and Leslie Baxter of Papillion, NE.


Memorials designated to Grace United Methodist Church.


Bishop Trimble and the Cabinet – July 13, 2009