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01/12/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Ann Jack Grubb Ankers

Ann Lewis Jack Grubb Ankers
(19 May 1913 - 09 Jan 2009)

Newport News High School Class of February 1932

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There's even more sad news today.     Ann Jack Grubb Ankers, Class of February 1932, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2009 in Newport News at the age of 95.

 From the Daily Press - 01/12/09:

  NEWPORT NEWS - Ann Lewis Jack Grubb Ankers passed away peacefully into her eternal life on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009

She was born on May 19, 1913, in Newport News, Va., to Kenneth Stott and Anne Hamilton Jack, and had lived here for the majority of her life. Ann was a graduate of Newport News High School, February Class of 1932. She was a Member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newport News, and had been very active in the church for many years, as well as helping with the Lenten luncheons, and participating in the church lunch group. Ann was one of the charter members of the Junior Women's Club, and a past member of the James River Country Club.

She is survived by her only child, her loving and devoted daughter, Ann Lewis Grubb Ballard.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Alfred Henry Ankers Sr., whose children are Patricia A. Pyeatt and Alfred H. Ankers Jr.; and her sister, Elizabeth Jack Conner.

There will be a private burial, followed by a Service of Death and Resurrection at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with the Rev. Isabel F. Steilberg officiating.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Her daughter will receive friends immediately following the service at her home.

Her daughter wishes to thank Nursefinders for all of their help and kindness. Donations may be made to Riverside Hospice, 12420 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 6E, Newport News, VA 23606. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 1/12/2009 - 1/13/2009.
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Ann, I am thinking of you and you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Hugs, Don Sandridge
Don Sandridge, Gloucester Point, Virginia


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Ankers' family and friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

O Lord of Life, Where'er They Be

- Lyrics by
Frederick L. Hosmer, 1888; Music by Melchior Vulpius (circa 1560-1615)

O Lord of life, where’er they be,
Safe in Thine own eternity,
Our dead are living unto Thee:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

All souls are Thine, and here or there
They rest within Thy sheltering care;
One providence alike they share:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thy Word is true, Thy ways are just;
Above the requiem, “Dust to dust,”
Shall rise our psalm of grateful trust:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O happy they in God who rest,
No more by fear and doubt oppressed,
Living or dying, they are blest:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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