COTTINGHAM, Everett Sep 14, 1925 – Nov 11, 2019

Everett Leroy Cottingham, 94, of Kokomo, passed away Nov. 11, 2019. He was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Kokomo, Indiana, to the late Marble Franklin Cottingham and Flossie Elizabeth (Graves). He married Norma
J. Chism on Dec. 31, 1946. She passed Dec. 10, 2016.
Everett had his own painting and wallpaper business for over 50 years in Kokomo and painted the Kokomo Gas Tower. He served in the Army during World War II. Everett was a 50-year Mason and served as treasurer for 31 years. He also enjoyed being a Shrine clown, “Moe,” for nearly 30 years.
Everett loved being outside. He was a member of In His Image Church for nearly 10 years. Everett could always find something to paint and keep busy.
Surviving Everett are his siblings, Norma Wheeler, Lois Shuck, Betty Flook, Gloria Ailor, Richard Cottingham (Linda), and Paul Cottingham (Bonnie); grandchildren, Brian Carpenter, Matthew Cotham, Mellisa Cotham, and Melinda Cotham; 17 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Norma; daughter, Diane; stillborn son, David; siblings, Raymond, Bob, Mary, Wilbur, and infant brother, Marble “Little Jr.”
Funeral services for Everett will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at In His Image church, 2940 E. 50 North in Kokomo at noon. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service.
There will be a Masonic service with the Naphtali 389 Lodge beginning at noon. Military honors will take place at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery following the service.
In memory of Everett, if you wish to donate in his memory, please do so to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
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