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Ann Ankrum

ANN ANKRUM (nee Thur) age 75, died on January 24, 2019 after years of struggling with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Robert Sr.; loving mother of Robert Jr. “Tom,” Christina Kimbrew (husband Arch, Jr), and Suzanne; devoted grandmother of Damein, Omar, Darrell, Ashley, Arch III, William, Olivia, Vanessa, Anthony, Arnel Jr., Michael, Robert III “Robbie” and great-grandmother of Davion, Armanii, William Jr., Da’Nyla, Damein Jr., Mackenzii, London, and Arnel III; cherished daughter of the late Adam Jr. and Mary (nee Chernesky) Thur; dearest sister of Adam III (wife Jean), George (wife Carol) and the late John (wife Charlene, deceased), and Rudolph Thur; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Ann was born on June 12, 1943 in Marstellar, PA. She was a resident Richmond Heights for over 45 years and a parishioner of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church for over 50 years. Ann proudly worked as a men’s clothing specialist at JCPenny for 35 years and as a Real Estate Agent at Century 21 Homes for 25 years. She loved making pierogis especially during lent, playing slot machines, and betting on horses in her free time. Ann enjoyed listening to Polka’s, and spending time with her children & grandchildren making memories. Some of her favorite memories are from hosting her annual Christmas Eve parties. Ann will be dearly missed by all.

Contributions may be made in memory of Ann to Hospice of the Western Reserve, PO Box 72101, Cleveland, OH, 44192 Divine Liturgy Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, 532 Lloyd Road, Euclid, OH 44132 at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Ann at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) TUESDAY 3-5 & 6-8 PM. Parastas at 4:30 PM.

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  1. Makia Hatchett and Family

    Keeping you and the family in my prayers May God be with you in this time of lost.

  2. I love you grandma Ann .thank you for all you have done .i know you feel the rythem and herd the bells.god called your name and it was time to come home. Rest in paradise and watch over the family. Your grandson Omar

  3. Chris, I pray for you and your family to have strength to get through this very difficult time. Always here for you if you need anything. Love you

  4. Thinking of Sue and all your family members. You took such good care of your mom and I have to believe nothing meant more to her than the love and care you showed her. Sending hugs my friend.

  5. Bob and Becky Stevens

    thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.

  6. Debbie Belliveau

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I will pray for your strength and peace during this time.

  7. Dear Thur & Ankrum Families: I will never forget my fun-loving cousin Annie, as I always think of her. I will continue to pray for her. Love, Pam (Kalcik) Kallhof

  8. Sincere condolences from the Nelson Gordon family to the Ankrum family. May all the memories your share help to heal your hearts.

  9. Michael K. Hampu

    Condolences to Tom and all the Ankrum relatives on this loss. She’s no longer suffering but resting peacefully in the arms of the angels. May her memory be eternal.

  10. Patty Terstenyak

    May your sweet memories provide you with comfort, peace, and strength today and the days that follow. You are not alone, you are surrounded by loving and caring friends.

  11. Veronica Leflore


  12. Mr&Mrs Martin J. Harper

    May God Continue To Bless the family As They Take Those Memories Of Ann As They Transition Through Life Knowing That She’s In A Better Place Pain Free;

  13. Rose Ann and I are so very sorry, Sue…To you and your kids. Your mom loves you and as much as it all sucks, please take comfort in knowing that and you always do the right thing by her.

  14. My sincerest condolences for Christina and her entire family. Losing a mother is never easy and I hope you’ll soon find peace through loving memories of your mom.

  15. Words seem useless when you suffer the loss of a mother. She will always be alive in all of our hearts recalling so many fond memories. I am so sorry I can’t be there. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending deepest condolences and love.

  16. Our love and prayers to the family of Ann. She is now resting peacefully in God’s loving arms.
    The comment about her liking to make pierogis during Lent brought a smile to many of our faces since we worked side by side with her during those times. She will be fondly remembered as we begin “pinching” soon!

    Eternal Memory!!!

    The Family of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church

  17. Chris so sorry for your loss I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember the fond memories of your mother. I am so sorry for your loss.

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