Shirley I. Cotton, 87

FULTON, NY – Shirley I. Cotton, 87, of North Port, Fla., formerly of Fulton, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital.

A native of the town of Granby, she lived in the Fulton–Oswego area most of her life before moving to Florida in 1973.

Shirley had worked as a matron at the Oswego County Jail in Oswego and as a special deputy for the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in North Port, Fla.; Fraternal Order of Police, Oswego County Lodge #1; Oswego County Sheriff’s Benevolent Association; Elizabeth Chapter #105, Order of the Eastern Star in Fulton; V.F.W. Post #8203 Ladies Auxiliary of North Port, Fla.; Military Order of the Cooties Ladies Auxiliary, Pup Tent #72; Life member of the V.F.W. National Home for Children and the Ladies of Elks, B.P.O.E. Lodge #2632 of North Port, Fla.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond Cotton of North Port, Fla.; a son, Gary (Tecia) Cotton of Oswego; granddaughters, Erin Hall and Chelsea Meehan of Oswego; a niece, Claudia Freeden Karppala of Sandy Creek; and a nephew, Mark Freeden of Fulton.

She was predeceased by her parents, Claude Lewis and Harriet Edley Lewis; and sister, Norma Freeden.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St. in Fulton.

Services will be 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with burial at Mount Adnah Cemetery, East Broadway, Fulton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. National Home for Children, 3573 South Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, Mich. 48827.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.