Eva Agnes Cote, 91 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia. She was born on Nov. 3, 1922. in Vermillion, S.D. to Joseph and Clarine (LaBarge) Hubert. Eva married Paul Eugene Cote on Feb. 2, 1943, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Aurora. She was a farmwife and lived most of her married life near Aurora until moving to Concordia in 1997 and eventually to Sunset Nursing Home three years ago. Eva was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She enjoyed wood crafting, sewing, gardening, family, cooking, helping on the farm years ago, playing cards with friends, and scrabble.
 Eva is survived by 10 daughters, Pauline Cassel of Salina, Regina Nelson and husband Carl of Concordia, Dorothy Richard Chaput and husband Tom of Manhattan, Mary Newton and husband Gale of Concordia, Edna Schmitt and husband Matt of Beatrice, Neb., Loretta Detrixhe of Concordia and friend Dave Pfortmiller of Beloit, Joan McNeil and husband Melvin, Janet Nease and husband Brad, Martha Tatum and husband David “Bo”, all of Concordia, Lois Schletzbaum and husband Karl of Overland Park; two sons, Raymond Cote and wife Yvonne of Miltonvale, Mark Cote and wife Sandy of Concordia; 32 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren with two expected soon; seven great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Hubert, Eudric Hubert and wife Barbara; two sisters-in-law, Theresa Begnoche, Bernadine Kindel; one brother-in-law, Wilfred Cote; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul Cote on April 29, 2000; two sons-in-law, Donald Richard, Everett Cassel, Jr.; three grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sister, Irene Pierce and husband Edgar; and sister-in-law, Alice Hubert.
 Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Concordia with the Rev. Brian Lager officiating. Interment will be in the St. Concordia Cemetery in Concordia. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, with a vigil service at 5:30 p.m. at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart Association, or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.



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