Kathryn E. Ankeny

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Kathryn E. Ankeny passed away peacefully on Friday, February 12, 2016 at her home in Golden Springs. Born in 1934 to Ralph O. Ellard and Mrs. Evelyn O. Ellard, of Birmingham, Ala., she graduated from Phillips High School in 1952 and attended Gadsden State Jr. College. She retired from a rewarding career as secretary to Wayne Chandler, the chief of police in Anniston after 20 years of service. In addition to serving the city she loved as the secretary to the chief of police, Kathryn wrote many letters to the editor of the Anniston Star regarding civic projects that were published. She even ran for mayor in the 2001 Mayoral race in Anniston. She has been a member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church for 45 years where she cherished the love of the Lord and used him as a guide throughout her life. She was a member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher for the senior ladies class and later for the 4 & 5 year olds. She was am amazing gourmet cook, but was best known for her scrumptious Strawberry Yum-Yum cake, which was one of her many published recipes. Her intricate handwork, taught to her by her grandmother, will live on in the beautiful dolls Kathryn dressed for the Salvation Army Doll Auction. She was also an active member in the Golden Springs Chapter of the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Ankeny was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Harry C. Ankeny Jr. She is survived by her three children, Cynthia Phipps and husband, Doug, of Tn., Harry C. Ankeny III, of Ga. and Jennifer A. Holt and husband Thomas, of Va.; her granddaughter, Emily K. Holt; grandson, Carson T. Ankeny; sister Julia Brown and husband Albert; her two nieces. And her loving friend and caregiver Norma M. Tyson. Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston with Dr. Billy Harris officiating. Please join the family for finger food and visitation prior to the service from 11 to 12:30 p.m. in the church parlor. Graveside services at Forestlawn Gardens in Golden Springs will conclude. She was a wonderful mother and friend! I know she made a dashing entrance into Heaven and is happily dancing in the arms of my Dad! Love you bunches Momma In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Parker Memorial Baptist Church Children's Ministries and/or Adult Choir, 1205 Quintard Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201. Online condolences at www.graybrownservice.com
Published in The Anniston Star from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
1329 Wilmer Ave | Anniston, AL 362014651 | (256) 236-3441
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