In memory of
Antoinette Cottrell WASHINGTON - Antoinette M. "Toni" Cotttrell, 76, of Washington passed away at 3:50 p.m. Monday, September 10, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 3, 1942, in Corder, MO, the daughter of Raymond and Alberta Winfrey Heaper. Toni married Carroll Highbarger on May 30, 1964, and later married William R. "Bill" Cottrell on September 9, 2000, in Columbia, MO. Surviving are her husband of Washington; one daughter, Lynne (Jeff) Warren of St. Charles, MO; one daughter-in-law, Jennifer Highbarger of Columbia, MO; and three grandchildren, Jacy Highbarger, Truman Highbarger and Derrick Warren. Also surviving are four step-children, John (Gloria) Cottrell, Brent (Darla) Cottrell, Brian (Wendy) Cottrell and Janel (Jason) Saunders; 16 step-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Further surviving are two brothers, Raymond "Gene" Heaper of Brunswick, MO, and Rodney (Sherrie) Heaper of Sweet Springs, MO; along with three nieces, Gay Jean (Jack) Garvin, Hollie (Michael) Marcille and Hope (Zac) Hayes. Toni and Bill also semi-adopted Adam and Tiffany Rupp and their children, Anna, Naomi, Miriam, Julia, Abigail, Jesse, Simon and Titus, who called them grandma and grandpa. Her parents; one son, Truman Highbarger; sister-in-law, Connie Heaper; and one nephew, Brandon Heaper, preceded her in death. She was a registered Oncology Nurse for 26 years at Ellis Fishel Cancer Center in Columbia, MO. After moving to Washington, she worked for TCRC in Tremont and then worked at OSF Glen Park Practice in Peoria for 8 years. Toni was a member of Bethany Community Church in Washington and the Central Illinois Hosta Society. Her enjoyments in life included a collection of Santas, sewing quilts, her flower gardens and watching the humming birds, among many others. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be Monday, September 17, 2018, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Bethany Community Church, 27577 Dutch Lane, Washington, IL. A memorial service will then follow at 12 noon, also at the church. Pastor Daniel Bennett will officiate. A private inurnment of her remains will be at a later date at St. John Cemetery in Emma, MO. Memorials in her name may be given to Bethany Community Church Benevolence Fund or Bethany Community Church Building Fund. To share a memory or send a condolence for her family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com .
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