Jean Brehm-Cottman

Jean Brehm-Cottman

AGE: 102 • Wilmington, DE

Jean was born November 11, 1911 in Alden Station, PA., where she grew up. She was the daughter of Elmer and Mary Brehm. She graduated from Mary Baldwin College and worked for the DuPont Company. She met and married, William A. Cottman and spent the rest of her life in Wilmington, DE. She was a long time member of Grace United Methodist Church and was Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, William and her stepson, Glen H. Cottman. She is survived by daughter, Evelyn Kessler (Gary) of Charlottesville, VA; son, James L. Cottman (Carol); daughter-in-law and longtime caregiver, Maryke Cottman, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, June 10th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Brandywine Valley Funeral Care, Beeson Chapel, 412 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE. A Graveside Service will be offered on Wednesday, June 11th at 10:00 am in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE., followed by a Memorial Service at Grace United Methodist Church, 900 N. Washington St., Wilmington, DE., which will begin at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Jean to Grace United Methodist Church, 900 N. Washington St., Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Brandywine Valley Funeral Care
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Published in The News Journal on June 9, 2014