Mary Ann Cotten

Mary Ann Cotten (Bewley)

Monday, May 17th, 1937 - Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Mary Ann Cotten, 83, of Robinson passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Waco. Formal visitation with family will be from 9-11:00am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home. Burial for Mrs. Cotten will follow the visitation at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 1:00pm. Since COVID-19 is a concern, please feel free to use the Pecan Grove website to sign a virtual guest book or share a memory.

Mary Ann Cotten was born May 17, 1937 to Clarence and Evelyn Bewley in Vine Grove, Kentucky. She married Raymond (Joe) Cotten March 11, 1959 in Nashville, Tennessee. She immediately left her hometown to join her new husband stationed in Germany where they took time to explore Europe. After they settled in Waco in 1964, she had two children whom she adored. She volunteered at several charitable organizations and at Saint Mary's Elementary School for many years. Mary Ann was always up for adventure and enjoyed traveling and experiencing all 50 states as well as many more foreign countries. If you ever encountered this sweet woman, then you will remember her pure, contagious smile and that she radiated happiness and love to everyone. She will be missed by not only her loving family, but the dear friends, thoughtful neighbors, caring medical professionals and all who over the years shared in the joy of her life.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, her parents, and sister who are all anxiously awaiting her arrival for their grand family reunion.

Mary Ann was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Caracciolo and husband Clement; son, Eric Cotten and wife Emma; step-daughter, Martha Duncan and husband Ted; grandchildren, Chris Burks, Teri Nouchi, Tim Nouchi; great-grandchildren, Joanne, Charles, Elizabeth, David; a host of great-great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

If you wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Fisher House at in memory of Mary Ann.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 1:00pm
    Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
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  • Interment

    Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
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Linda Holt (Groesbeck) and The Great-Grands, Joanne, Charles, Elizabeth and D sent flowers to the family of Mary Ann Cotten (Bewley).
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Laura lynn

Posted at 10:41am
She was a very special person. Words cannot express how heartbroken and how much I will miss her. She always made me smile and comforted me. My prayers and thoughts to all the family and friends .

Linda Holt

Posted at 11:43pm
Your beautiful smile will be missed. My heart is filled with Love and beautiful memories of our Special times together . You are a precious Angel

Teri Nouchi Haye

Posted at 09:54pm
I will miss Mary Ann’s sweet smile and soft Tennessee accent. Always gracious and kind. I know you are with Papa Joe once again.

Robin & John Fowler

Posted at 12:12pm
Joe and Mary Ann were our neighbors for 9 years. They were so cute together and seemed so happy all the time. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. I know she is happy to be with her loved ones that were waiting for her. God Bless you all and praying you all find peace and comfort .

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Posted at 12:07pm
With love and hugs, The Simons family, Jimmy, Jan and Jennifer
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