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Sally L. (Stauffer) Cotton

April 8, 1944 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 76)


Sally L. Cotton 76 of Box 53, Belfast, NY passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY after a brief illness.

She was born April 8, 1944, in Johnsonburg, PA the daughter of Jerome “Chick” and Virginia “Ginny” (Gier) Stauffer.

She had been employed most of her career as an insurance specialist at Elk Co. General Hospital, Helpmates, and as office mgr. for Dr. J L Hackett, Jr. MD.

Sally enjoyed life.  Sally and Gary were a loving couple who truly enjoyed their time together and their many travels.  She loved her son and his family as well as her new children and her grandchildren were a source of pure joy to her. She loved all of her family and many friends whom she spent countless hours conversing with. She loved to read and her knitting skills were fantastic. She loved family gatherings where she was sure to get laughs with her silliness.  Sally will surely be missed.

Surviving is her husband of 6 years Gary L. Cotton whom she married on 9-27-14 in Belfast, NY.  A son Dennis (Stacy) Renaud of Owasso, OK, step-son David (Rochelle) Cotton of Fortson, GA, step-daughter Tammy Cotton and her partner Don Sendlak of Rensselaer Falls, NY.

Also surviving are a sister Mary Jane Johnson of Fairfax, VA, brothers Thomas (Nancy) Stauffer of Tulsa, OK, Timothy (Dollie) Stauffer of Johnsonburg, PA, sister-in-law Patty Oliver of Belfast, NY, granddaughter Alexis (Brandon) Jackson of Owasso, OK, great-grandchildren Caden and Kinnley.   She also had many nieces and nephews that she was very fond of.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Dennis “Red” Renaud, brother David Stauffer, brother-in-law Ronald Johnson.

Funeral Services and arrangements for Sally Cotton will be held privately at Thompson Funeral Home in Ridgway, Pa. 

A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be determined.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Leo Magnus Church in Ridgway, PA or St. Patrick Royal Catholic Church in Belfast, NY.

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