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Obituary for Anna Louise Gervais (Cottrell)

Anna Louise (Cottrell) Gervais, age 68, Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Grant City, Missouri, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, February 8, 2020.

She was the born February 5, 1952, the daughter of the late William W. and Arlene Cottrell of Grant City, Missouri.

Anna was a graduate Worth County R-3 High School, Grant City, Class of 1970.
In 1975, Anna received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.

While attending Northwest, Anna met the love of her life Jerry Gervais. Jerry and Anna were married in 1976 in Maryville and had 44 wonderful years together. Anna and Jerry had three boys, Doug, Adam and Trevor.

Anna and her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona because of health issues. Anna retired from teaching after twenty-five years.

Family meant the world to Anna. She enjoyed raising their three boys, helping them with Cub Scouts and religion classes. She also enjoyed socializing with all her friends and neighbors. It was with them that she learned the art of card making for all occasions.

Anna was also very active member in her church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, New River, Arizona.

Those preceding her in death were, her son Trevor Gervais (2019) and her parents Bill and Arlene Cottrell.

Survivors include: her husband Jerry Gervais, of the home, two sons, Doug (Chenel) Gervais, Tennessee, Adam (Amanda) Gervais, Washington, five grandchildren, Adam, Alisha, Aiden, Nate and Ara, sister Ruth Gray, Maryville, Missouri, brothers Bill Cottrell, Jr., Memphis, Missouri, Andy (Dianna) Cottrell, Grant City, Missouri, Ed (Cindy) Cottrell, Sioux City, Iowa, her aunts and uncles,Wilma Jenkins and Joan Hardy, both of St. Joseph, Missouri, Jack and Jean Cottrell, Grant City, Missouri, Helen Laval, Kansas City, Missouri, Joyce Harlen, Cleveland, Ohio and many great nieces and nephews.

Per Anna’s request her body has been cremated. A memorial mass followed by inurnment will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Palmyra, Missouri.