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ULMER, Ann (Crossley)

ULMER - Ann (nee Crossley)
Ann Lucille Crossley Ulmer, 86, of Oldsmar, FL passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Suncoast Brookside Hospice in Palm Harbor, FL, beloved wife of Carl Fisher Ulmer, married for 63 years; caring mother of Carol Ann Ulmer (Kenneth Degen) of Chatham, NJ, Joann Lynn Ulmer (Ronald Fernandes) of Marshfield, MA and Christine Diane Casey of Hamburg, NY; grandmother (Nana) to seven grandchildren, Amelia C. Casey, Brett M. Casey, Thomas C. Casey, Brian Ulmer Degen, Katelyn Ulmer Degen, Jesse N. Fernandes and Jared M. Fernandes, who kept her young at heart and brought her great joy; predeceased by her brother Glenn Crossley Jr.; survived by her brothers James Crossley of Williamsport, PA and David Crossley of Mechanicsburg, PA. She was born in Williamsport, PA and lived in South Williamsport, PA, Montoursville, PA, Angola, NY, and Oldsmar, FL. Ann Ulmer graduated from South Williamsport High School where she was a cheerleader. After graduating from Weaton Secretarial School, she was employed as secretary to the Director of Nurses at Williamsport Hospital. Prior to the birth of her first child, Ann was employed by The First National Bank of Williamsport. As a young mother, she enriched the lives of her children by her interest in all their activities such as Girl Scouts, 4H, church, and school. Ann was a strong advocate of higher education and values leading to productive independent lives for her daughters. After raising her children, Ann worked as a paralegal for Hurst and Brothman in Angola, NY. Ann's life centered around her family. Additionally, she was a fervent community volunteer and served as President of the Evans Garden Club and a Red Cross volunteer. As President of the Board of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Farnham, NY, Ann was responsible for hiring the first woman pastor in 1981. After her move with her husband to Oldsmar, FL in 1996, Ann became an active member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Dunedin, FL. Her many interests included cooking, sewing, reading, music, traveling, golf, and bridge. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer's Association or Suncoast Brookside Hospice Foundation are appreciated. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Dunedin on Saturday, May 12 at twelve noon.

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