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Ann Boyer Sawyer


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Ann Boyer Sawyer

Ann Boyer Sawyer, 89 of Perrysburg, OH, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2018. She was born to the late Herbert and Ellen Boyer in Coshocton, OH in November 1928. She was married to Dr. Charles K. Sawyer, D.D.S. She attended Denison University (B.S., 1950) where she became a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Ann received her MSN (1953) from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Western Reserve University and her Registered Nursing Certificate (1954) and worked as a registered nurse at the University Hospitals and a School of Nursing Instructor at The Ohio State University. Ann served her community in The (Perrysburg) Country Garden Club (Member Garden Club of America), Ambassador for The Toledo Museum of Art, and was active with Christ Presbyterian Church of Toledo for over 60 years including serving as an Elder (class of 2010-2013) and on the Memorial, Outreach and Greeter committees. In May 2014, Ann donated the 60-acre wooded family retreat and limestone quarry, to the Black Swamp Conservancy and Wood County Park District. The Sawyer family, who owned the quarry and surrounding woods for over 130 years, dedicated the retreat to pass on the legacy for outdoor appreciation to all who venture onto the property. Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Susan Fawns Boyer (1954); her husband (2005); and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Murphy Burns (2011). Ann is survived by her sister, Ellen Boyer Gilbert; and five children, Sally Sawyer (Michael) Burns, Susan Sawyer Kosling, Molly Sawyer (Kirk) Ludtke, Elizabeth Sawyer (David) Biederman and Charles K. (Melissa) Sawyer, Jr. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Katherine and Margaret Burns; Sarah, Abigail and William Kosling; John, Ann and Ellen Ludtke; Charles and Molly Biederman; and Emily, Elizabeth and Ann Sawyer. Ann, who was selfless to the very end, lived her life gracefully and will be remembered for her commitment to family and her community. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and found her greatest joy in gathering with her family. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 29, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43623. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Friends of Wood County Park District (Designate in memo: Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve), 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402. Online donations may be made at www.wcparks.org/parks/sawyerquarry/

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Published in Toledo Blade from July 19 to Sept. 27, 2018
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