ILION – Leona I. Comes, age 73, of
She was born on May 2, 1944, in Mohawk, the daughter of Gerald and Isabelle (Blair) Barrett and attended Mohawk schools. At one time, she was married to Carl Cotton, Sr. She later married Herbert Comes, who died several years ago. Leona was employed at Allegro Shoe Co., Little Falls, NY. She later was employed as a seamstress at Duofold Co.,
Surviving family members include her children, Carl A. Cotton, Jr., of Ilion, Christine Mae Combs and her husband, Doug, of Ilion and Calvin Cotton and his wife, Laura, of Sterling Heights, Michigan; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sisters, Victoria Brewer, of Ilion, and Geraldine Valasek, of Herkimer; her brother, Arthur Barrett, of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents; grandson, Jonathan Combs; several sisters; and one brother.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location at
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Church of the Annunciation, West St., Ilion, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Paul Catena, Pastor.
Anyone wishing to share a memory of Leona, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com.
Leona’s service arrangements and supervision are entrusted to her family Funeral Director, Don Applegate.