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Elaine Cottam


November 26, 2020

Elaine Marie Cottam, 79, the daughter of Edward E. Pelesky and Anna Victoria (Blecha) Pelesky, was born March 26, 1941 in Narka. She died Saturday at Nebraska City.

Elaine graduated from Narka High School. In her early years, she worked at Foote’s Cafe in Chester. She later worked for MC Industries in Belleville, at Swedes’ in Hubbell and Mary’s in Hebron. She owned and operated the Hop Along Bar in Gilead and later managed the VFW in Hebron.

In 1963, she was united in marriage to Robert E. Cottam.

Elaine was a former member of the United Methodist Church, Hubbell.

She is survived by her children: Kent Cottam of Hebron, Kathy Broers of Chester, Kevin Cottam of Hebron, Neb., and Kristy Mathiesen of Hebron.

A private funeral will be held Friday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Reverend Keith Brozek, officiating.

Inurnment will follow at the National Cemetery at Narka.


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