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Ann B. Natter


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Ann B. Natter Obituary
Ann Barry Natter, of Amber, PA, died suddenly on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 while visiting with her daughters family in Franklin, MA. She was 86 years old. Ann was the beloved wife of William H. Natter, who preceded her in death. She was the loving mother of Charles (and Linda) of North Hills, PA, Jann Owen (and Bill) of Richfield, MN, Linda Hardin (and Dave) of Franklin, MA, Bill of Horsham, PA, Scott (and Betsy) of Perkiomenville, PA, John of Montgomery County, PA, Lisa Smith (and Kevin) of Willow Grove, PA and her constant companion and 8th child, Mr. Pudge. Ann was the best G-mom ever to her 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Donnelly, and survived by his wife Mary Jane, her sister Jean (Donnelly) Maclay, and Jeans husband, Harris. Mrs. Natter had very special and vivid memories of growing up in Ventnor, NJ, living oceanfront during the school year, and jumping off pilings into the bay at her summer cabin in Margate, NJ. She graduated from Atlantic City High School, where she met her husband-to-be after he returned from serving in the Navy in WWII. She attended Katherine Gibbs Finishing School in Boston, MA. Bill and Ann raised their 7 children in Maple Glen, PA. Never one to be idle, through the years Ann was a secretary, waitress, Girl Scout leader, self-employed upholsterer and most revered for her cakes as business owner of Anns Cake Pan (www.annscakepan.com). More than 50 years ago, Ann fell in love with the art of decorating while making cakes for her seven children, neighbors and friends. She soon began creating special occasion cakes for events at local schools and churches. Eventually through 'word of mouth' Ann's Cake Pan received referrals from many prestigious hotels and country clubs in the Philadelphia, PA area. She developed a full line of wedding and special occasion cakes and dozens of designs to meet her customers requests and fulfill their wedding daydreams. Ann especi ally enjoyed meeting with her bride and grooms-to-be and serving her customers years later when they called her to make cakes for their baby showers, christenings, birthday parties and graduations. Sharing her passion with others, Ann taught cake decorating and has given numerous demonstrations, been featured in news articles and received many awards at the local and state levels. Retiring in her early-80s, she was proud to leave the family business in the hands of 3 of her children. In recent years Ann and Mr. Pudge have travelled between the homes of her children in MA, MN and PA, where she often enjoyed participating in Senior Center Programs. She especially loved the staff and friends she made at the Franklin Senior Centers Sunshine Club. Her family will be forever grateful for the love and care that the Sunshine Club gave Mom in the past years and the final hours of her life. She will always be remembered for her smile, the zip in her step and her Go with the Flow attitude! A memorial service will be held in Franklin, MA on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 31 Hayward Street (@ Moseley Mill). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anns memory may be made to the Franklin Senior Center / Sunshine Club, 10 Daniel McCahill St, Franklin, MA 02038. Arrangements are under the care of the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St. Franklin. Guestbook www.oterifuneral home.com.
Published in The Country Gazette from June 1 to June 10, 2016
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