Eleanor I Ankenbrand

December 25, 1934December 29, 2012

Eleanor I Ankenbrand passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Rose Gardens at Ann’s Choice. She was 78 years of age. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Irwin and Emily Lauff Matz. She was a resident of Warminster since 1967. She had lived at Ann’s Choice for the past 9 years.

Mrs. Ankenbrand was retired employee of Continental Interiors Ltd. in Hatboro.

Eleanor was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Southampton. She was an excellent seamstress and had made her daughter’s wedding dresses. She enjoyed cooking for Meals on Wheels, and walking. She was a member of Post 800 American Legion Auxiliary in Huntingdon Valley, PA.

Eleanor was the beloved wife of Howard for 57 years. She was the devoted mother of Kathy Cochlin (Robert) of West Chester, Joyce Lacy (Patrick) of Wappingers Falls, NY, Glenn H. Ankenbrand (Gail) of Stevensville, MD, and Carol Burns (Craig) of Horsham. She was the loving grandmother of Karyn Cochlin, Kelly Kachelries, Mark Lacy, Megan Lacy, Zachary Ankenbrand, Crystal Ankenbrand, Chandler Ankenbrand, and Kodi Burns; great grandmother of Benjamin Robert Kachelries. She was the sister of Doris A. Hoelzle (the late Irwin) of Ann’s Choice, and the late Margaret Matz.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 4th from 9:30 to 11 AM at the Chapel of Ann’s Choice, 30000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974. Her service will follow at 11 AM.

Her interment will take place in Forest Hills Cemetery in Huntingdon Valley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ann’s Choice Scholarship Fund.


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2013

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Francis Karani

January 7, 2013

To The Family,
My sincere condolences and sympathy at this time of grief and mourning.May you find strength,hope and encourage as you say goodbye to your beloved mom. May the almighty Lord rest her soul in eternal peace.

Francis Karani(Delaware)

Deb Benner

January 4, 2013

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Mikele Simkins

January 4, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

January 4, 2013

Carol. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Harry Rozmiarek

Rick Huneke

January 4, 2013

Carol - So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

January 4, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about Eleanor. She was a part of our family for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Peter DiMaggio
Julie Urban

January 4, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with you...Marlene

January 3, 2013

Dear Howard and family, We loved Eleanor and will miss her. She is at peace with Jesus. Love, Jerry & Bill.

January 3, 2013

"My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss." Kristen Cubberly

Irene Rogers

January 2, 2013

Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you, your mom, and your family in my prayers.