Ann L. Curtis, 76, Wabash, Indiana, formerly of North Manchester, Indiana, passed away October 23, 2020 at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash, Indiana. Born January 29, 1944, in Beloit, Wisconsin, Ann was the daughter of the late Donald R. and Katherine (Hoover) Spicer.
Ann spent the first part of her life in Beloit, Wisconsin, where she graduated High School in 1963. The following fall Ann attended Wisconsin State University in Whitewater, Wisconsin until 1966. In 1967 she married and moved with her family to North Manchester in 1977. It was in 1982 Ann decided to go back to college and finish her degree in Early Childhood Development from Manchester College. During her younger years, Ann and her family would take boating and camping trips, which she then did with her family. It became a passion of hers. She liked to attend boating shows because of the early influence her family had on her.
Ann spent a large number of shaping the development of children. She was an Early Childhood Teacher and operated Sunshine Nursery School in the 1990’s and before that at Manchester Child Care. Ann was also a nineteen-year member of Girl Scouts of America, and spent eleven years as a leader. On Sundays, Ann would teach Sunday School at Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester. Ann was a spiritually strong person that attended Wabash Friends Church before her health started to decline. She then attended chapel service at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wabash, Indiana.
She enjoyed making crafts, gardening and being a member and playing for the North Manchester Civic Band for over twenty years. Her dogs also held a special place in Ann’s heart, but nothing compared to her children and grandchildren. Ann was gifted when it came to sewing. For a majority of her children’s younger years, Ann would make each of them a Halloween costume every year. Ann also was very proud to be a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.
The loving memory of Ann L. Curtis will be forever cherished by her sons, Jeff (Julie) Curtis and Jamie (Lori) Curtis, both of North Manchester, Indiana; daughter, Carole (Richard) Weller, Plainfield, Illinios; sister, Donna (Jerry) Zimmerman, Albuquerque, New Mexico; grandchildren, Jimmy Curtis, Zac Curtis, Cody Curtis, Katherine Weller, and Jordan Weller; loving companion, Ed Bever, Wabash, Indiana. Ann was preceded in death by Donald R. and Katherine Spicer.
Family and friends may call Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester, Indiana. A Celebration of Life service will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor Sebrena Cline and Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Ann L. Curtis, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester, Ave., Wabash, Indiana 46992
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
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Wabash County Animal Shelter
810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash IN 46992