Delwin K. Cotton Sr.
May 18, 1937  -  April 28, 2019

Delwin K. Cotton Sr.

Webb Rodrick Chapel
306 W Main
Independence, KS  67301
Thursday, May 2, 2019
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Webb Rodrick Chapel
306 W Main
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, May 3, 2019
1:00 p.m.
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Mount Hope Cemetery
N Penn Avenue
Independence, KS  67301
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Rose Hill Community Baptist Church
12950 N. 4000 Rd.
Dewey, OK  74029

I served in the Army.

Delwin K. Cotton Sr., 81, Caney, Kansas passed away on Sunday. April 28, 2019 at home.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory 306 W. Main Street, Independence, Kansas with burial to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery 1300 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Independence, Kansas. Friends may register on Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the chapel with the family receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Memorials may be made to Rose Hill Community Baptist Church and may be left with the chapel.

Delwin was born May 18, 1937 in Colwich, Kansas to Oscar and Corniela (Koehn) Cotton. He attended Colwich Schools and enlisted in the United States Army Serving in Germany. Delwin married Pauline Dodson on November 11, 1966 in Independence, Kansas. Delwin was employed by Lafarge Corporation in Fredonia, Kansas retiring in 1994. Delwin was a member of the Rose Hill Community Baptist Church. Carson Lodge and Caney Valley Antique Power Association he enjoyed restoring Tractors, camping, traveling and working outdoors.

Delwin was preceded in death by his parents, one son Keith Allen Cotton, one granddaughter Marla Combs, and a brother in law Bill Rowe. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 52 years Pauline of the home, four children, Delwin K. ( Joanna) Cotton Jr. Bartlesville, OK; Karla Jean ( Glen Jr. ) Webb, Carthage, MO; Karen Sue Schroll ( Fiancé Larry Cronk) Caney, KS; Teresa Jo (John) Gault, Grove, OK; seven siblings, Dwaine (Kathy) Cotton, Lago Vista, TX; Darrel ( Pat) Cotton, Wichita, KS; Dale ( LaVonda) Cotton, Independence, KS; Dwight ( Kathy) Cotton, Burlington, NC; Darla Rowe, Scranton, KS; Diann ( Don) Miller, Harrisonburg, PA; Debby Carter, Emporia, KS; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. To leave a special message for the family please visit Arrangements have been entrusted to Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory.


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  1. Rita Taylor
    Independence, KS

    Delwin was a gem! One of my favorite patients of all time! I'm so sorry Pauline for your loss. I'm also sorry I am unable to attend the services. My love and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Paul Reaves
    Ft Worth, TX

    Will always remember back in the day when cousin Delwin took me for a drive and steered with his knees! Scared me to death. He was always a fun loving guy and a joy to be around. My prayers are with Pauline and the rest of the family.

  3. Kenith A Butts Family
    Caney, KS

    We are so sorry for your loss. Delwin was a good friend, he was always read to lend a helping hand or a tool. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you. God bless you and your family. Kenith Butts family.

  4. Penny Parker
    Havana, KS

    Cotton was a very special friend, and always willing to help you if he could, he loaned use a electric cart for Dave to use so he could get out and around, let me fish in his beautiful pond, and let me turn my large Moi fish loose in his pond, he will be missed greatly, such a gentle giant, and very kind man, Pauline my prayers are with you, love your friend

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