The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


May 15, 2013

Sheryl Kay Cotter

Sheryl Kay Cotter

September 24, 1943-May 14, 2013

CLINTON — Sheryl Kay Cotter, 69, of Clinton, Iowa, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Mercy Living Center North, Clinton, with her husband at her side.

Her funeral services will be held Friday, May 17, 2013, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to the Mass time at the church. Burial will be in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers are her six grandchildren, Sam, Ben and Allie Ewers and Kohl, Connor and Cameron Lang. The Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting her obituary at

She was born on September 24, 1943, in Spring Valley, Illinois, to Leslie Kohl Stites and Agnes (Craig) Stites. She married her soul mate, William Patrick Cotter from Tiskilwa, Illinois, on June 6, 1964. Sheryl worked at Rock Island Arsenal, Clinton Corn Processing Company and Mount Saint Clare Speech and Hearing Center. She was also a member of the JW Chapter of PEO.

Although her life was cut short, she was able to live it to the fullest. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and she especially loved to tryout new recipes on her guests. She also enjoyed playing bridge and visiting with her six grandchildren.

Sheryl is survived by her loving husband, Bill, of 48 years; two daughters, Leslie Ewers of Cumming, GA, and Kathy (Mike) Lang of Des Moines, IA. Also survived by her two brothers, Roger Stites and Michael (Nancy) Stites, and her sister Shirley (Dr. William) Nied. Preceding her in death were her Mother and Father.

Thank you to all the family and friends, including the Ninth Avenue North crew for looking after Sheryl and Bill during this heartbreaking time. In addition, the family wishes to thank the staff at Mercy Living Center North for their compassion and care. Sheryl greatly appreciated all of the visitors she had during her illness, it warmed her heart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Prince of Peace Parish Building Fund or the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa or a charity of your choice.

Death date: May 14, 2013

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