Nina Ruth Edmonds Cotham

Aug. 1, 1935-May 20, 2024


Nina Ruth Edmonds Cotham, 88, of Rockville and who had been living with her daughter Vickie Lynd in Waynetown the past year, passed away Monday evening, May 20, 2024, in Carle Bromenn Hospital, Normal, Illinois. Nina had been visiting her daughter Donna in Illinois.

She was born Aug. 1, 1935, at Crawford, Nebraska, to the late Leonard Norman Edmonds and Mary Ann Degunia Edmonds Neff. She married Marvin J. Cotham in Arkansas in 1952. He preceded her in death.

She attended school in Nebraska and later moved to the Pontiac, Illinois area. She was employed in Livingston Manor Nursing Home as a CNA for many years. She previously was an Avon representative. 

Nina was a Christian woman who loved the Lord, her family and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Over the years she enjoyed hummingbirds, butterflies, gardening and crocheting.

Surviving are three daughters, Beverly (Wayne) McPherson of Fisher, Illinois, Vickie Lynd of Waynetown and Donna (Bill) Curry of Lexington, Illinois; grandchildren, Angela Little, Josh (Dawn) McPherson, Nathan (Margaret) Lynd, Caleb (Holly) Lynd, Jeremy (Emily) Lynd, Heather Lynd, Amanda (Brian) Geiselman, Mindy (Chris) Noel and Shane (Tish) Curry; step-brother Ronald Neff of New Mexico; and special extended family member Bobby Molton also survives in Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister; son-in-law Dennis Lynd; grandchildren, Ryan Dodge, Dennis Lynd Jr. and Joel Lynd; great-grandchild Abagail Lynd; and step-father Jim Neff.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24 in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, with her grandson Nathan officiating. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting Nina’s family. 

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