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Dec. 30, 2012 @ 08:03 PM

IVEL FOSTER COTTRELL, 97 of Norwalk, Ohio, formerly of Hurricane, W.Va., passed away on December 22, 2012. She was born on December 27, 1914, the daughter of the late Walter and Clara Erwin Foster. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Carson L. Cottrell, her two brothers Edward and Allen Foster, sister Selma Foster Nixon, son-in-law Harold W. Wackenheim M.D., grandson J. Andrew Basham and great-grandson Tyler Dean. She is survived by her two daughters, Joann C. Wackenheim of Norwalk, Ohio and Sharon C. (H.R.) Basham of Hurricane; a sister Mary Foster Smith of Holgate, Ohio; three granddaughters, Beth Proctor, Sheri (Matthew) Germane and Susan (Gregory) Hinshaw; 10 great-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Ivel graduated from Hurricane High School and attended Glenville State College and was a member of Phi Mu Gamma Sorority. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Hurricane, and was active in the children's ministry and women's missions, as well as many other positions. She was an active member of the Hurricane Woman's Club and received recognition as a 50-year member. Mrs. Cottrell worked for the WV Department of Public Assistance and was a librarian at the Hurricane Public Library. She was instrumental in the organization of the Hurricane Library which was a community project sponsored by the Hurricane Women's Club. She was the first "Book Mobile Librarian" which was the forerunner of the Hurricane Public Library. Celebration of Ivel's life was Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane with Pastors James Lutz and James McGehee officiating. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Thursday, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment followed in Valley View Cemetery, Hurricane, W.Va. Henson Mortuary, Barboursville is honored to be caring for the family. Online condolences and memories may also be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonmortuary.com.

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