Anne Engeldinger Cotner

Cotner, Anne Engeldinger Manley
Anne Engeldinger Manley Cotner died on November 13, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on May 12, 1948 in Ames, Iowa to Grace (Brown) and John Engeldinger. She grew up in Ames, graduating from Ames High School in 1966. Anne then attended Luther College in Decorah where she was editor of the college newspaper and from which she graduated in 1970. She later earned a master's degree in educational leadership at Northern Arizona University. After college graduation, Anne began a career teaching Journalism and English at the high school level that lasted over 40 years. She taught at schools in Northwood and Mason City, Iowa, as well as Glendale Cactus High School in Glendale, Arizona and South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was Department Chairperson for the Communication Arts Magnet Program. Anne had many interests, notably travel and literature. When she lived in Germany as a young adult, she traveled extensively in Western Europe. As a teacher, she led several student groups to England and France. Anne was an avid reader, gardener, a master of needle point and cross stitch. Anne was a devoted dog lover and treated them like any other member of the family. Anne is survived by her son, Zachary Manley of Phoenix; her sister, Jane Engeldinger (Michael O'Hara) of Iowa City, Iowa and two nephews, Jeffrey and Andrew O'Hara. She was preceded in death by her parents. Anne chose to not have services and will be laid to rest in the Ames Municipal Cemetery alongside her parents. Please visit for online condolences.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 15, 2013