OBITUARY

Ann E. Sanderson

November 29, 1939March 29, 2021
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ANN "MIMI" SANDERSON, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and under the compassionate care of the Parkview Hospice team on March 29, 2021 in Fort Wayne. Born in Van Wert, OH, Ann was the only child of George and Velma Edens. She graduated from South Side High School in 1957 and Indiana University, where she studied Speech and Hearing Therapy, in 1961. Ann loved to support local organizations like the Junior League, the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, among others. Most importantly, she will be remembered as a loving, compassionate Mother who did her very best to instill in her children a healthy sense of self-worth and respect for all living things.

Surviving are Ann's three children, John (Becky) Sanderson, Chris (Sally Heller) Sanderson, and Jill (Jake) Cox; her six grandchildren, Lauren, Rachel, Gabby, Ella, Camilla, and Caroline; and her beloved four-legged friend, Copper.

Visitation is at 1:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2:00 on Tuesday, April 6th at D.O. McComb & Sons Lake Avenue Funeral Home. Private burial for family will be at Covenanter Cemetery in Fremont, IN.

The family requests that Memorial contributions be made to Linda Richter, Ann's good friend, confidant, loyal supporter and dog groomer, who has tended to Ann's beloved four-legged friends (Cinder, Sassy and Copper) for nearly three decades. Checks may be made out to Linda Richter and sent to DO McCombs, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Alternatively, donations can be made to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

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  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Committal Service for Family

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Pat & Mike Miller

April 11, 2021

We send our sympathy to Anne's family. She has been a dear friend for many years...we remember her creative talents, love of the arts, love of her pets, a wonderful friend, great sense of humor, love of travel, and most of all loved her family. She left the world in a
better place....she will be dearly missed.

Karen Kimmell

April 10, 2021

We were saddened to hear of Ann’s passing, and we send you all our deepest sympathy. We always enjoyed Ann’s company, her smile, laugh & quick wit. A mother and grandmother will always occupy a unique place in our hearts. May time heal your hearts and memories comfort your souls. Sincerely, Karen and Joe Kimmell

Linda Richter

April 9, 2021

Ann, will miss and love you forever. So thankful you were in my life. Most of all grateful for the memories. Navigating me down the road! Knowing where we should stay with five dogs. Let your wings fly, for we know you are an angel in heaven. Lhasa hugs for your beautiful family you created.

Lavon Portman-Weinberg

April 5, 2021

I am so saddened with the loss of my dear friend, Ann. We go back so many years. Enjoyed all the pictures and the video tribute. I was in her wedding and smiled to see I was in one of the pictures! I am so glad that we were able to get the "old group" together about five years ago. My condolences to the entire family. She will truly be missed!
Lavon

Jeff and Val Johnson

April 2, 2021

We will miss that great lady.

Julie Waterfield

April 1, 2021

Dear Jill and Family, I’m so glad I knew Ann in her many activities, and especially at the Lake. She was always generous about hosting and always positive to be around. Jill, I know she spent lots of time with you; my deepest sympathies on your loss. Love, Julie Waterfield

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