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Ann S. Kearns  

Ann S. Kearns

November 9, 1941 – December 24, 2013

Ann S. Kearns, age 72, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Flushing, New York on November 9, 1941, Ann was the daughter of the late James Wright, Jr. and Helen Torbet Wright. She attended Wesley Junior College in Dover. Ann was a talented and dedicated homemaker.

She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Newark. Ann shared her time and talents as a longtime volunteer for Special Olympics Delaware. In her leisure time, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and reading. Above all else, Ann was happiest when she was caring for her beloved family and pet dogs (“her babies”).

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert S. Kearns; children, Michael Kearns and wife Colleen, Deborah Kearns, and Kathleen Firnkes all of Newark; brother, James Wright III of North Easton, MA; and 3 grandchildren, Patricia, Kenneth, and MacKenzie.

Friends may call from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday evening, January 2, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, January 3, 2014, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 276 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Ann’s name be sent to Special Olympics Delaware, 619 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716.

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  1. Judy Downing, December 26, 2013

    Ann, is better off and in a much better place, heaven. Take care that she is now in no pain and at peace in the hands of our Lord. Her loss is and will be, for a long time, greatly felt.

    Love and sympathy to all.

    Judy

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  2. John and Shirley Clark, December 26, 2013

    Dear Bob and Family, Our depest sympathy to you all. I know Ann will be dearly missed. We were fortunate to get to know her as we attended the Reunions of the class of 1956 over the past years.
    John’s sister Mary also sends her regards.

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  3. Mary Ann Fronce, December 27, 2013

    I was so sorry to learn of Ann’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all those who’s life she touched. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Love, Mary Ann

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  4. Lenna J. Schack, January 2, 2014

    My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of you. To live in the hearts of
    those you love, is not to die. She is now experiencing a joy that we can
    only imagine. The Lord is very close to all of you right now. Take comfort
    in that.

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  5. Caleb Bogia-Curles,Debby Bogia & Rick Curles, January 2, 2014

    Bob & family:
    Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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