Carolyn Sue (McManus) Cottrill

By | July 10, 2012
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Carolyn Sue (McManus) Cottrill, age 67, of Bidwell, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born August 23, 1944 in McArthur, Ohio, to the late Rev. Willis Calvin McManus and Clara (Woodruff) McManus. Carolyn was an amazing cook and a devoted and loving mother and sister.

Carolyn graduated from Hamden High School, where she was the Salutatorian for the class of 1962. She later graduated from the Rio Grande College where she received a degree in Social Work. Carolyn worked as a social worker in Vinton County, Ohio for several years. She served on the Vinton County School District Board of Education for many years as well.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her older brothers: Paul E., James P., Willis C. ‘June’, Jesse, David, Frank, and Earl McManus; and an older sister, Judy.

Those left to cherish and remember her life include three sisters: Shirley Wells of Westerville; Leona Wright (Thomas) of Glendale, Arizona; and Nancy Justice of Bidwell; and three daughters: Natalie D. Cottrill-Yavornitzky (David) of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bridget Y. Skinner (David) of Bidwell; and Nikki Jo Cottrill of Ray; as well as six grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In keeping with Carolyn’s request, there will be no viewing or services. In lieu of flowers, please send donations, in Carolyn’s name, to the Vinton County Children Services, 30975 Industrial Park Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Online condolences can be sent to the family at: