Cosette YaVonne McNamee

Dec 31, 2018
McNamee, Cosette


Graveside services will be held at Garden of Memories


Garden of Memories Cemetery


Cosette YaVonne McNamee, 88, of Waterloo, died at ManorCare Health Services, on Monday, December 31, 2018 of natural causes.

Cosette was born on November 20, 1930 in Gaylord, MI, the daughter of Gilbert and Katherine (Point) Clemens.

She attended high school in Marion. After high school, she worked at Killian’s Department Store until she was married.

Cosette married Burdette W. McNamee on January 22, 1954 in Waterloo. 

She was a member of the Salvation Army and the Writers Guild. She enjoyed riding her bicycle, riding horses, and playing games such as UNO, Flinch, Skip-Bo and Aggravation. 

Survived by her husband, Burdette of Waterloo; son, Gilbert McNamee of Cedar Falls; daughter, Melissa McNamee of Waterloo; and a sister, Aseneth Nelson of Illinois. 

Preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Patricia McNamee; two sisters, Nancy Purdy and Zokey Skeel; and a brother, Gilbert “Buddy” Clemens.

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  1. Becky Peterson Chambers | Jan 07, 2019

    Melissa and Family,

    My family the Petersons attended Cornwall Free Methodist Church with your family. We loved your Grandma Katherine Clemens. We were friends with your mom, you and your brother. I have fond memories of your mom and your family. May your mom RIP.


  2. Sheila Stufflebeam | Jan 06, 2019

    I knew Cosette from church years ago. She was always 

    happy and I enjoyed visiting with her when I saw her. I remember that she would ride her bike everywhere. I

    marvelled at her stamina. She was a wonderful lady that brought joy to my life.

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