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Robert Cotner

Robert “Bob” Lee Cotner, 78, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the Monticello House.

Robert was born June 16, 1943, to Glen and Rosemary Biri Cotner in Jackson. He and Virginia Edwards were married April 14, 1973. She survives.

Robert was a member of the Jackson Elks Lodge 2652 and the Local Laborers’ 1104. Robert enjoyed deer and coon hunting and fishing. He also loved gardening.

In addition to his loving wife, Robert is survived by two children; a stepdaughter; and two sisters. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, and a brother.

To honor Robert, there will be a private graveside service.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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