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Ann Burrows Schleiffarth

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Ann Burrows Schleiffarth

Ann Burrows Schleiffarth, 92, of Fayetteville, AR passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 in the Culpepper Assisted Living Facility, Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born March 31, 1920 in Canton, Missouri the daughter of Fredrick and Mildred (Haney) Burrows, She married William E. Schleiffarth on July 11, 1943 in the Canton, Missouri First Christian Church. He preceded her in death April 21, 1996.

Ann was devoted to her family. She ministered to congregations along-side her husband the Rev. Dr. Bill Schleiffarth in Saint Joseph, Tarkio and Brookfield MO. An accomplished pianist and organist, Ann also served in the musical aspects of churches. She would delight audiences and family with her prowess at the piano. Ann cherished the family vacations in Door County WS where she enjoyed sailing with Bill. After one particular incident of doldrums (insufficient winds) she insisted the vessel be equipped with an outboard motor much to the chagrin of Bill. Ann enjoyed life to the fullest, bearing a wonderful sense of humor. She was a gregarious person treasuring the fellowship of family and friends. Bill and Ann retired in Kimberling City, MO in 1982 where they made many friends and enjoyed activities of the lake community.

Ann ardently participated in church related organizations, was a 50+ year member of PEO Chapter AG, and the Athena Club.

Ann was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter Patricia Ann (Schleiffarth) McCay and brother-in-law Lloyd Anderson.

She is survived by daughter Ellyn Schleiffarth and husband John O. Bennett, son-in-law Michael McCay and wife Nancy Bella Vista AR, grandsons Seth McCay, Rogers AR and Josh and Carmen (Rohde) McCay Los Angeles CA, sister Judith Burrows Anderson, two nephews David Anderson and wife Kathy, Lincoln Nebraska, Douglas Anderson, Blue Springs, MO and great nephews Matthew Anderson Springfield, MO and Michael Anderson Columbia MO.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday May 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Kimberling, City MO.

A commemorative to Culver-Stockton College Canton, MO or First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Brookfield, MO celebrating her life would be to her liking.

To sign the online guest book please visit www.nelsonberna.com

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.

Published in the News-Leader on May 16, 2012
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