Stewart Cotner, age 96, a resident of the Heritage Care Center in Shelby and former resident and member of the Long Beach Association of Oak Harbor, Ohio died Thursday, June 8, 2006 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital.
He was born April 18, 1910 in Ada, Ohio the son of the late Jess and Martha (Kindel) Cotner. Stewart was a veteran of WWII serving with the United States Infantry through the islands starting in New Guinea through to the Philippines. He owned and operated Band Box Cleaners in Toledo for 45 years retiring in 1987. He also owned the Beach Carte Restaurant/Bar in Oak Harbor until 1986. He was a member of the East Toledo Club, Royal Order of Moose of Port Clinton and a life member of the Elks Lodge in Toledo.
In 1933, he married Alma Phillips and she preceded him in death in 1967. Also preceding him in death were his parents, 2 sisters, Shirley and Gladys and a brother, Justin.
Stewart is survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Edith Phillips of Shelby and Betty Cotner of Toledo; Special Nephew, Ralph H. Phillips of Shelby and 2 Nephews, Dale Phillips of Attica and Virgil Phillips of Shelby; Several great nieces and nephews and their families along with many long-time friends from the Long Beach Association.
Friends may call on Sunday, June 11, 2006 from 4-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Toledo. Memorial expressions may be made to the Shelby Foundation.