Anna Marie Caldwell, 86, of Jacobsburg, Ohio, entered eternal rest on October 11, 2021.
She was born May 4, 1935, a daughter of the late Alf and Bertha (Kuhn) Flor.
Anna Marie transported children to/from school and athletic events from 1971-1997. Many names are scrolled on the birthday paddles she still has at home. You would seldom accompany mom anywhere she was not recognized and addressed with love and fond memories. Ann was a life long member of the United Methodist Church (Director of Methodist Youth Choir) and was regularly involved in charitable work through the UMW, Powhatan Women’s Club (1950’s) and Good Samaritan Needy Cupboard. She was an auxiliary member of the American Legion, a member of the Eastern Stars and contributed to many community efforts with her time and gift of baked goods. Ann did not know a stranger and shared her love of Jesus and gift of prayer throughout her life. Many would find solace at her kitchen table and generous hospitality of home cooked meals. Her domed cake plate was seldom empty and eagerly enjoyed by everyone.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Eugene, a daughter Pamela Kriechbaum, brother Lawrence (Whitey) Flor, and sister Flo Moore.
Ann is survived by husband, Neil Patterson. Her children Rusty (Terri) Caldwell, Patricia (Jerry) Binni, Dean (Rhea) Caldwell, Penni (Dave) Nippert, and Rob (Lori) Caldwell and Pam’s husband Gary Kriechbaum. Neil’s children, Doug (Teri) Patterson, Clark (Missi) Patterson and Juli (Doug) Simmons. She was blessed with grandchildren: Kristo (Maria) Kriechbaum, Renni (Danny) Boltz, Karmon (Andy) James, Dustin (Suni) Nippert, Derik (Jen) Nippert, Erica (Dan) Clark, Lindsay (Jermaine)Walker, Chandler (Chelsea) Caldwell, Andrew Caldwell, Cody Caldwell, Logan Nippert, Bailey Caldwell, Candace Caldwell and Camryn Caldwell. Alexa (Kyle) Conner, Deidre Patterson, Jalah Norris, and Zarah Patterson. Additional blessings were her great grandchildren: Theo Kriechbaum. Sidney, Sophie and Arie Boltz. Kailana and Abrielle James. Caden, Aubrey, Levi and Owen Nippert. Austin and Wyatt Nippert. Easton Clark. Tristan and Mason Walker. Calvin, Camden and Conner Caldwell and Zane Conner.
Family and friends will be received Thursday, October 14 at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 186 Main Street, Powhatan Point, Ohio from 6-8 and Friday, October 15 from 10am until the time of service at 1pm with Michelle Lucarelli officiating. Interment in Powhatan Cemetery, where the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary will have a graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Powhatan United Methodist Church, by going to TMCFunding.com or Valley Hospice by going to TMCFunding.com or Visiting Angels, by going to TMCFunding.com.
Share your thoughts and memories with Ann’s family at BauknechtAltmeyer.com