Ann Grissom-Wilkins
1961 - 2021
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Ann Grissom-Wilkins

Ann Grissom-Wilkins, 59, passed away on January 9, 2021 due to COVID complications. Ann was born in Detroit, MI to Joseph and Betty Bates Grissom on May 14, 1961. Ann was preceded in death by 1 day by her husband of 33 years, Ernest Ronald Wilkins.

Ann, a Butler grad '84, was a former longtime IPS teacher and also worked for many years at the Indiana State Teachers Association.

Devoted to her friends and family, Ann will be missed by all. At this time, funeral services will be for immediate family only with a public Memorial Service planned for later in the year. The family wishes to thank everyone for their support and prayers during this time.

Final arrangements entrusted to Quincy J. Webster Funeral Chapel.




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Published in The Indianapolis Star from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2021.
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January 16, 2021
I got to know Ann through many years of IPS/IEA negotiations. We became friends even though we were on different sides of the table. I appreciated her kindness and sense of humor throughout the process of negotiating. I am so sorry to hear of her loss, as well as that of her husband.
Margaret Higgs
Coworker
January 14, 2021
Wow Mrs Wilkins this cut me deep I'll never forget you you was my 5 and 6th grade teacher I was one of yo fav students me and my sister talk about you and Ms Miller Ms Beety all the time even after you still check on me once I felt 94 u was the best ever I'm gone miss u like crazy
Diamond Miller
Student
January 14, 2021
Ann Wilkens was a champion for teachers. I knew her from my years in IPS. Ann was the voice for teachers who needed someone to speak on their behalf. She was intelligent, funny, courageous, and lived for the Lord. Ann used to bring her daughter, whom she adored, to my church for "Trunk or Treat" and for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. I will miss her more than words can ever express.
Lisa Poynter
Coworker
January 14, 2021
A wonderful friend and comrade in Education.
Wayne R. Wellington
Coworker
January 14, 2021
I have worked with Ann asa FACS teacher in Ips and through the IEA and ISTA. She was always there to support me when issues arouse. She was dedicated to the future of public education. She will be remembered and missed.
Sandy Faith Williams
Teacher
January 14, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Dawn Hurn
Friend
January 13, 2021
Ann was a wonderful teacher and I loved teaching fifth grade with her. I will miss her great sense of humor.
Richard Burton
Coworker
January 13, 2021
I am impressed by the departure of (Nana) affectionately that is what I called him, since 2002 we were neighbors (I always saw her with her beautiful smile and tenderness) rest in peace / my deepest condolences to all her family
Hector Gómez/Natalia Maldonado
Friend
January 13, 2021
Ann was a kind, compassionate person who loved helping others. Her smile and kindness will be missed.
Lillian Payne
Acquaintance
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