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Ann E. (Shugarts) Miller

January 25, 1949 - April 25, 2021

Ann E. (Shugarts) Miller, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Born in Westmoreland County, PA, on January 25, 1949, and raised in Swarthmore, PA, she was a daughter of the late William W. and Jean E. (Walshaw) Shugarts, Jr. Ann graduated from the University of Delaware in 1970. She retired after dedicating over 40 years of her life to nursing, which included more than 25 years of service with Bayada Nurses. Ann was the go-to person in her family when it came to medical questions. She enjoyed card games and belonged to a card club. Ann enjoyed cooking, traveling, and cherished spending time with her devoted family. She led a wonderful life dedicated to love and service. Ann will always be remembered for being the life of the party, and her beautiful spirit.

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her siblings, David A. Shugarts and Janet S. Kirk. She is survived by her daughter, Meredith Miller of Newark; siblings, William W. Shugarts III (Margene Sims) of Spotsylvania, VA and Steven H. Shugarts (Judith) of West Chester, PA; many nieces and nephews as well as her special fondness of her great nieces, Jayde and Aria.

All services will be held privately.


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17 Condolences for Ann E. (Shugarts) Miller

  • We will miss Ann as she was a great sister, willing to help others, especially with medical questions. Moreover, she had a great sense of humor and cared deeply for her family. Blessings as Meredith and her family live forward in Ann’s Memory.

  • Ann surely has a special place in my heart. She was like another big sister. I already miss our online gaming, and occasional chatting. She was such an incredible support to Jan… Ann will be missed

  • Ann was a fun and supportive sister who I believe loved to play dress up as a young girl and it stayed with her for her entire life as she loved to make a dazzling statement in fashion no matter the occasion. She also had an adventurous spirit in the kitchen as an adult, frequently serving new dishes at family events. I’m sure she inspired me to cook with a bit of a flare for experimentation.
    Through many of my life’s trials, she was always a supportive listening ear. I deeply miss her!

  • Meredith, so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Our hearts are with you and your mother’s family,
    Our sincere condolences,
    Marcille and Kermit Crossland

  • My heart felt condolences and prayers. When you look up at the stars, she’s the brightest one now. I believe her Love Light will shine on.

  • Aunt Sugar was a kind and loving Aunt. I will cherish my memories spending holidays together and trying to learn to play the piano at her home. She was a great entertainer. Sending our love to Meredith and the family.
    Love The Barber Family

  • I only knew Ann for a few years after moving to Southridge where she was President of the Condo Association. She was a warm and funny person.
    She will be missed by all in the Southridge community.

  • Ann and I were neighbors for several years. I will miss her stories and conversations involving the residents of Southridge where we resided. She was a good friend to all and always open for others.

  • I was so sad to learn of, my cousin, Ann’s passing. I remember fondly family visits during our childhood. With 9 kids between the two families, it made for fun (and crazy) times!! Ann was my match-up—girl cousin, same age. As Ann and the rest of us pursued education, careers, and families, there were less family get togethers. Ann was so helpful in providing advice during the time of my parents declining health. When we got together shortly before my parents’ passing, Ann and Janet brought so much joy and entertainment to the occasion, let alone enough paper goods to keep my parents well stocked!
    Sending love and condolences to Bill and Steve, and to you Meredith. Your mother’s light will always be with those of us who were fortunate to have shared our life with hers.

  • I was so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I worked with Ann for many years at Bayada. Ann always had a smile on her face and a helping hand to lend. I learned so much when working with her. Ann and I would often share rides to work functions and have some great conversations and many laughs. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and especially her daughter who she proudly spoke about often. Ann will be missed!

  • My condolences to the family for your loss. I never knew Ann but have the pleasure of being a friend of Meredith. I am sure Ann’s beautiful qualities will continue to grow and flourish through the love of Meredith and the whole family. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you Meredith.

  • Ann was our neighbor on Art Lane for many years. We shared mutual friends and we made great memories of fun times together. Ann was always available for “Nurse Ann” advice and great stories to tell. She had a huge heart and those blue eyes got you engaged right away! Ann and Meredith were a wonderful part of our early years on Art Lane and she will be missed. We send our heartfelt condolences to Meredith and Ann’s family.

  • I’m so sad to hear of Ann’s passing. I worked with her for several years at Bayada. I always loved her fun outfits and the stories she would share. My heart goes out to her daughter whom Ann was so proud of and loved so much. It was a pleasure knowing Ann and she will be missed.

  • Meredith, Our sincere sympathy to you and family with the passing of your mother. I never got to actually meet Ann but did get to speak with her recently on the phone. Her calm & caring voice instantly made me feel like I was talking with a friend. The beautiful memories in this guestbook confirm what a warm, giving person Ann was to all that knew her. May she be at peace and reunited with her loved ones in God’s Kingdom.

  • It saddens me that we have lost Ann (Sugar). She projected great compassion and kindness in everything she did. She had such a fun and witty personality. I remember so many times at family get togethers listening to her beautiful voice singing ballads and show tunes. I cherish my many memories. She was a devoted mother to my niece, Meredith to whom I send my love and sympathy. Ann will be greatly missed.

  • Annie– rest in peace, dear heart! You will be missed so much!

  • Ann – always warm, caring, thoughtful with a great sense of humor – thanks for making our life so much brighter!