|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1957|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 2008|
Jim & Julia "Jul" Cottrell who died in a pedestrian auto accident on Friday, October 31, 2008 near their home west of Osceola.
Julia "Jul" Marie Cottrell, daughter of Harry O'Connor and Hilda (Hallbrick) O'Connor was born April 24, 1956 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. She graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1974 where she enjoyed music and drama. She was an avid swimmer and had worked as a lifeguard. After High School she attended Iowa State University and Southwestern Community College. She was united in marriage to Thomas Edwin Whitehill II and to this union, a son Zachery was born. She lived in Creston and Murray before moving to Osceola. Jul worked in the Clarke County Clerk of Court's Office for over twenty years and was presently serving as Clerk of Court.
James Patrick Cottrell, son of Harold Thomas Cottrell and LaVera (Fitzpatrick) Cottrell, was born February 24, 1957 in Osceola, Iowa. Jim graduated from Clarke Community High School in 1975. He has lived all of his life in the Woodburn and Osceola area. Jim has worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 32 years and currently held the position of track inspector.
Jim and Jul were united in marriage on September 6, 1997 at Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Osceola where they were both members. They enjoyed time with family, taking walks, playing golf and being outdoors. Jim enjoyed woodworking and photography. Jul was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Christmas was a special time and they enjoyed Christmas shopping together and the holiday festivities. Jul's excessive passion was spoiling her granddaughter Justice; who was the apple of her eye.
They were preceded in death by Jul's parents, Harry and Hilda O'Connor; Jim's father, Harold Thomas Cottrell.
They leave their loved ones with many loving memories; Jul's son, Zach Whitehill (Brandy) of Kansas City, MO and granddaughter Justice; Jim's mother LaVera Cottrell of Woodburn; Jim's brothers, Tom Cottrell, Jr. (Rowena) of Osceola; Denny Cottrell (Caroline) of Woodburn; Jul's brothers, Tim O'Connor (Colleen) of Muscatine, IA, Bill O'Connor (Diane) of Muscatine, IA; Jim's nieces and nephew; Brandi Kastler (Monte Jr.); Clint and Stephanie Cottrell; Jul's nieces and nephews, Jenny, Travis, Corey, Megan, Jacob and Katie O'Conner, other relatives and many friends.
Created by: FLH
Record added: Nov 03, 2008
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