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Anna Mae Cottingham
September 28, 1929 ~ March 16, 2020
Anna Mae Cottingham, 90 years young, went to be with her Heavenly father on Monday March 16, 2020, the daughter of James Raymond Moon and Helen Louise (Sprouse) Moon, she was born September 28, 1929 in Fort Smith Arkansas. She grew up attending Trusty school and graduated from Fort Smith High School in Arkansas. On June 14, 1947 at the age of 17, she married her sweetheart, Jim Cottingham and together shared more than 60 years of marriage. This union of marriage was blessed with three children. In addition to being a loving wife, devoted mother and dedicated homemaker, Ann also worked as a librarian for Moore Public Schools for many years. She also volunteered her time to work in multiple other schools in the area. Ann was very passionate about her church. In her childhood she had a long family history of membership at Trinity Baptist Church, Fort Smith, Arkansas. During her time living in Oklahoma City she was a member of Dumas Avenue Baptist Church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Moore, Regency Park Baptist Church, Moore and a charter member of Southpark Baptist Church which began as a mission of Regency Park Baptist Church in her home on March 15, 1979. Some of the many things she did through her church work included writing for the state Baptist newsletter for the Deaf, teaching sign language, working with youth and church libraries. She was instrumental in not only her own church library but also was instrumental in starting 39 additional libraries in many other churches in many states. She had a love for kids and worked in VBS as late as 2018. However, nothing was as important as being with her family whom she loved with all of her heart. Ann was known for her fried pies, sewing, gardening and love of books. She will be fondly remembered as a giving, servant hearted and generous woman. Although she has had many accomplishments, for her, the greatest accomplishment was being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a fierce supporter of her family and continued to cheer them on in any endeavor. Ann’s determined spirit and willingness to help will be missed by her family and all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, James and Helen Moon and step-father Clifford Cottingham, her lifelong sweetheart Jim Cottingham and baby daughter Carol and brother Don Moon.
She leaves behind her loving family: Sons, David and Sharol Cottingham of Norman, Dale and Elizabeth Cottingham of Edmond. Grandchildren, Laura Cottingham of Edmond, Byron & Tauri Cottingham of Edmond, ShaLyn Cottingham of Norman, Margaret and Will Mantor of Colorado. Great-grandchildren: Julia, Gabe and Colette Ann Cottingham of Edmond. Brothers, Herman & Pat Moon of Owasso and Jim Moon of Tulsa. Many other nieces, nephews cousins, and extended family and friends.