Mary Ann Kellum Cottrell passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in health care at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester. Her husband and two children were with her.
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She was born January 15, 1937 in Indianapolis, Indiana to James and Roberta (Jones) Kellum and was a birthright member of Fairfield Friends Meeting. She graduated from Decatur High School in 1955, attended Earlham college and graduated from Parkview School of Nursing in Fort Wayne in 1959. Mary Ann married Larry Cottrell in 1960 and they made their home in Indiana, Nebraska, and Florida before retiring to North Manchester in 2011 close to the family farm.
Her nursing career spanned over 40 years and included various hospitals, public school nurse in Wayne, Nebraska, instructor of nursing at Lafayette, Indiana Ivy Tech and 23 years at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida as nurse manager and supervisor of nursing.
She was active in various church and community organizations. She was a member of PEO Chapter DK in North Manchester and past president of Chapter BQ in Winter Park, Florida. She also served as president of the University of Central Florida Women’s Club and was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband Larry, two children Cathy (A. J.) Wolf of Texas and Douglas (Lydia) Cottrell of North Carolina, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and sister Susan Kellum of Plainfield. She was preceded in death by a son, David Cottrell, her parents and sister Sara Jane Ryan.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Fairfield Friends Meeting, Camby, Indiana with visitation from noon to 2:00 pm at the meeting. Burial at Fairfield Friends cemetery. Another Celebration of Life will be held at the Timbercrest Chapel at a later date.
The family requests memorials be sent to Fairfield Friends Meeting, P. O. Box 45, Camby, IN 46113 or United Methodist Church, 306 East Second Street, North Manchester, IN 46962. Funeral arrangements by Jones Family Mortuary of Mooresville, Indiana.