|Helen L. Cota, age 88 of Galesburg died at 7:05 A.M. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Marigold Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born on September 7, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Vernon and Dora Abigail Hunt Croffoot. She married Donald L. Cota on October 13, 1949 in St. Augustine, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 15, 2006.
She is survived by one daughter: Lori (Dr. Gordon) Weech of Princeville, Illinois; two grandchildren: Dr. Tim Weech of Princeville, Illinois and Carrie (Eric) Gaumer of Sterling, Illinois; and six great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Dr. Donald C. Cota, one half-brother and four sisters.
She graduated from Augustana Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She began her career at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, and then trained LPNís in Galesburg, and then working at St. Maryís Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois, then finally retiring from the former Galesburg Mental Health Research in Galesburg, Illinois.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Lee Taylor will officiate. Interment will be in the Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Illinois. Memorial may be made to the Dr. Schollís School of Podiatry Scholarship Fund in Memory of Dr. Donald V. Cota. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com