Obituary: Burdell Elaine Marcotte


Burdell Elaine (Coy) Marcotte, died Dec. 29, 2018. She was 91. She traveled the world with her husband and touched the lives of many with her hospitality. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Thomas Francis Marcotte, who she married Dec. 29, 1946.

Survivors include her children, Thomas Marcotte Jr. of Noblesville, Nancy Marcotte of Ann Arbor, Mich., James (Kathy) Marcotte of Houston, Texas; sister, Geraldine Ritsema; grandchildren, Julie (Joel) Thacker, Angie (Aaron) Sanders, Sarah (Nick) Lacy, Kat McKay, Abby (David) Gossett and Elliott Marcotte; eight great grandchildren.  Her parents, Harvey and Lialas Burger Coy and sister, Beverly Balthazor, preceded her in death.

Burdell was a dedicated homemaker, antique collector and creative crafter with a flair for making every family event special. She loved crossword puzzles, cooking for others and playing cards with friends.

In keeping Burdell’s wishes, she will be cremated and inurned with her husband at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life in the spring.