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Roger Eugene CottengainPassing: June 14, 2017


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 20th @ 11:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, June 19th @ 4:00-7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 20th @ 9:00 -11:00 am


Liberty Baptist Cemetery

Tuesday, June 20th

BLOOMINGTON—Roger Eugene Cottengain, 65, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida.

Born April 20, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Arthur and Helen (Bex) Cottengain.  He married Patricia L. Taylor May 21, 1977.

Roger retired from General Electric with 37 years of service. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1970 and received an associate degree from Ivy Tech.  Roger was a member of Lifeway Baptist Church in Ellettsville, and enjoyed being with his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.  He liked fishing, boating, and hunting.

Roger was a disabled U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

his loving wife,
Patty Cottengain of Bloomington
Tara (George) Jenkins of Orleans
Audrey (Tony) Courson of Poland
Olivia, Owen, and Otto Jenkins, Logan Cain, and Jackson Courson
Cherie (Larry) Edwards of Sellersburg
Cubie (John) Riley of Bedford

His parents and grandson, George Edward Jenkins II, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating.  Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family of Roger E. Cottengain wishes to thank Seminole Baptist Church in Seminole, Florida, and Lifeway Baptist Church in Ellettsville.


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7 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Shannon Vincnet | Bloomington IN
    Date: June 20, 2017
    So sorry to see the passing of Roger. Knew him from GE. In my thoughts and prayers.
  2. Guest: Gary & Barbara Blevins | Mitchell Indiana 47446
    Date: June 20, 2017
    I will miss a maintenance frend at GE.
  3. Guest: Mike & Kim Kern | Ellettsville IN
    Date: June 20, 2017
    So sorry Patty to hear of Roger passing away, I will always remember the four of us going to lake Monroe. Fun times.You and the family are in our prayers, Mike & Kim
  4. Guest: Joyce Reynolds | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: June 19, 2017
    Remember him from high school
  5. Guest: Judy Keith Van Meter and Roger Van Meter | Morgan, TX
    Date: June 19, 2017
    We are so sorry for your loss. RIP my friend. You will be missed dearly.
  6. Guest: Shelia Way Reef | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 19, 2017
    Prayers for all family! Roger was a great classmate and friend! RIP fly high my friend.
  7. Guest: Debbie Maire | ellettsville
    Date: June 19, 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.