Susan “Susie” Joan Cottrell

April 10, 2022

Susan “Susie” Joan Cottrell, 68, of Lebanon and formerly of Frankfort, passed away April 10, 2022 in her daughter’s home.  She was born on August 8, 1953 in Frankfort to the late Robert Sterling and Joan (Behr) Sterling, who survives.  She married Charles Edward Cottrell on July 8, 1974 in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on February 8, 2020.

Susie was a 1971 graduate of Frankfort High School.  She had worked for the Robert M. Sterling Insurance Agency for 20 years and with the Susan Kaspar State Farm Insurance office for 9 years.  She loved being with her grandchildren and being outdoors.  She enjoyed time at the lake and loved visiting Tennessee and Kentucky.

The family would like to give special thanks to Guardian Angel Hospice nurses: Crystal and Rebecca and special aide: Asia.

Memorial donations may be made in Susie’s honor to Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center to assist with final expenses.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit 12 Noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in Bunnell Cemetery. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with her Mother, Joan, are her Daughter: Stacie Lowe (Greg Spires) of Lebanon; Son: Craig Cottrell of Sullivan; Sister: Jan (Nevin) Ewing of Frankfort; Grandchildren: Kyle (Lindsy) Cottrell and Kaleb (Lauren) Petersen both of Brookston, Kishla Cottrell of Frankfort, and Lindyn Cottrell of Lebanon; and Great-Grandchildren: Kayden, Ava, Carter, Cooper, Bella, Aria, Adalynn “Charlee” Jade.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her father, husband, and brother: Ted Sterling.

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19 Condolences for “Susan “Susie” Joan Cottrell”

  1. Sandy (Trees) Bailey April 11, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers and condolences.

  2. Cathy Hensley Smith April 11, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    I am so very sorry. Gentle hugs and lots of prayers for you and your family as you go thru this difficult time.
    Cathy (Hensley) Smith

  3. Carolyn Michael White April 11, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve known Susie since Kindergarten and touched base with her several times over the years. She will definitely be missed.

  4. Mike Nease April 11, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Sorry to hear of your passing. Love, Prayers and Condolences to the family.

  5. Susie Plunkitt April 11, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Oh, I am so sorry to Joan & Family. What a loss. : (

  6. Rita York April 11, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, she was still so young!!!

  7. Krystallynn (Potts) Hall April 11, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Obe beautiful sweet loving lady one met her a couple of times. But she was so sweet. Lord wrap your arms around this family and let them know you are there and are going to help them get through this.

  8. Jay eli April 12, 2022 at 8:23 am

    Sorry for your loss she was a great woman

  9. Travis Johnson April 12, 2022 at 11:32 am

    I would like to offer my condolences to the family on their loss. Susie was a dear family friend and our family loved her and Charlie and Stacy and Craig so much! We had great days growing up! I so appreciated Susie coming to my dad’s memorial service in September although I’m sure physically it was difficult. Our prayers are with the family. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Psalm 34:18, “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart…”

  10. Jeff Johnson April 12, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. We will not be able to attend funeral arrangements, but we will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless
    Jeff Johnson and Family
    Billie Voyles and Family

    • Joan Sterling May 9, 2022 at 9:19 pm

      Thaank you. I still cannot believe this has happened. Leaning on the Lord.

  11. Cindi Cole April 12, 2022 at 2:25 pm


    We are so very sorry for the loss of Susie. We send you love and prayers for comfort in the days to come and are here for whatever you need.

    Cindi, Karen, Cheri & Charna

  12. Rita sweet April 12, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Stacy this is Rita sweet, you knew me from Cornerstone Assembly of God Frankford. And a my sisters to Tammy and Mary. Tammy passed away January 15th 2022 no. I’m really sorry to hear about your mom. All three of us really like your mother. God bless you. And your family. You are in our prayers. Rita sweet.

  13. Vicki April 12, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    So sorry for the loss of a cousin. Rest in peace Susan. Prayers for her family.

  14. Deb huff April 12, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, may God wrap his arms around you all in this time of need. See you on the other side my friend.

  15. Kathy Behr-Warfield April 12, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss, have been keeping family in my prayers. Fly high Susan, you are free!

  16. Jean Ruse April 13, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    So very sorry to all of the family for the loss of Susan. I knew Susan since I was a child and she always had a smile on her face and was eager to help you with your insurance needs. I spent many years with Bob Sterling and then Susan as my family friends and insurance agents. May she rest in peace with her father, husband and brother 🙏 ❤️

  17. Jo Ann Smith April 14, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss!! Susie and Charlie were great people. They are now together again. Thank you Stacy for being there for both of them. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  18. Chris Warren Osting April 17, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Susan. We were classmates at Frankfort and I was always so fond of her. Actually, we were pretty good friends but lost touch over the years. My condolences to her family.

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