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Jo Dean McKey

  • Born: 17 Feb 1923, Elmore City, Garvin, OK
  • Marriage: Herman Grady Cottrell on 6 Dec 1941 in Yuma, AZ
  • Died: 2 Oct 2006 at age 83
  • Buried: Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Midland, TX

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census, 1930, Elmore City, Garvin, OK. Name: Joedine McKey
Home in 1930: Elmore City, Garvin, Oklahoma
Age: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1923
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Paul H
Mother's Name: Ennie
Race: White

Obituary, 2006. Jo Dean Cottrell, of Midland, passed away Monday, October 2, 2006.

She was born February 17, 1923 to Paul H. McKey and Erma Wise McKey in Elmore City, Oklahoma where she was reared and educated. On December 6, 1941 she married Herman Grady Cottrell in Yuma, Arizona. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2006. Jo was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Billie Rankin, and a great-grandson.

Jo is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Randy Shoemaker; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Cheryl Cottrell; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Carolyn Cottrell; son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Harriet Cottrell; sister, Pauline Knight; grandchildren, Chad Cottrell, Jeff Cottrell, Jarett Shoemaker, Ashley Shoemaker-Fuller, Kristin Steadman, Katie McCaleb, Aaron Snyder, Ali Snyder, Brandon Cottrell and Lauren Cottrell; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 5, 2006 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Cottrell, Jeff Cottrell, Jarett Shoemaker, Brandon Cottrell, Larry Knight and Mickey Whiddon. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place on-line condolences visit

Memorials may be directed to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.

SSN Death Database, 2006. Name: Jo Cottrell
SSN: 567-20-3756
Last Residence: 79705 Midland, Midland, Texas
Born: 17 Feb 1923
Died: 2 Oct 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)


Jo married Herman Grady Cottrell, son of Audie Elmer Cottrell and Ethel F Edwards, on 6 Dec 1941 in Yuma, AZ. (Herman Grady Cottrell was born on 4 Nov 1921 in Davis, Murray, OK, died on 18 May 2006 and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Midland, TX.)

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