Charlotte Ann Cottingham passed away peacefully on Nov 11, 2020, after a brief illness. She was so loved by everyone she met and her Christian faith guided her in marriage, family and friends. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband Ed; and her beloved son, Ed Jr. Those of us who will continue to cherish her are her sister Barbara Bailey (Jim), sister-in law Pru Thayer, son Steve (Alane), daughter Sandy (Steve Cline), and grandchildren Chris Cottingham, Mitchell Cottingham, Harrison Cottingham, Craig Cline (Emily) and Katharine Cline. Her 3 nieces and 2 nephews and their families treasured their Aunt Charlotte.
Charlotte had so very many cherished friends, many for whom she was a second mother. The Happy Hour Crowd in her Brownsburg/Pittsboro neighborhood were her rock for many years and were part of her extended family and they will miss her dearly. Charlotte was also much loved by the residents and staff at Sentinel Pointe.
Charlotte graduated from Pike High School in Indianapolis and worked at a title and abstract firm before marrying Ed in 1955. In addition to raising her children she was a school secretary (Pike, Hudson OH and Cloverdale IN) and small business secretary. She was an active volunteer at Jameson Camp in Indianapolis and Connection Pointe Church in Brownsburg.
Charlotte was a very talented painter, seamstress, fiber artist, organist and pianist. After Ed’s cancer diagnosis she knit over 1000 chemo hats that were donated to Spectrum Health and St. Vincent’s hospitals. Charlotte’s artistic creations will continue to bring joy and peace to many people and will be her legacy for a very long time.
When friends and family can gather together, there will be a graveside celebration of Charlotte’s life at Pleasant Hill Cemetery (Indianapolis). In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Roseland Community “Good News” Day Care or Alternatives in Motion.
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