Ann Anderson Rennie
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Ann Anderson Rennie

Manassas, VA - Ann Anderson Rennie, age 87 of Manassas, VA, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 29, 2021. She was born on March 21, 1934 in Potsdam, NY, the daughter of the late George Edward "Ted" and Julia Kendrick Schuck Anderson.

Ann is survived by her sons, James Rennie (Kim) and Timothy Rennie (Nancy); her grandchildren: April, Kristen, Susan, Sara, Jonathan, and Rebecca; her great-grandchildren: James, Rose, Hannah, Tucker, Cameron, Paul, Truman, Emma, Samuel, Fletcher, Benaiah, and Eleazar; and her sister, Julia "Kit" Yaw (Roger). In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy; sister, Judith A. Papineau; daughter, Julie; son, Christopher; and husband, Foster, who served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean conflict and in the Army Reserves until his retirement.

Ann studied Art at the Potsdam State Teachers College in Potsdam, NY. After her marriage in 1951 to Foster in Potsdam, they moved to North Tonawanda, NY where their four children were born before relocating to Wilmington, DE in 1959 where they made their home for the next 54 years. In 2014 Ann and Foster relocated to Manassas, VA.

Ann served as the Audio-Visual Administrator for John McKean High School in Wilmington, DE. In 1975 Ann began following her passion for art, studying pottery and opening her own studio where she mastered the fusion of the ancient Japanese art of Raku with the pottery wheel. She enjoyed the demonstration of her faith in Jesus Christ through her works of pottery which were well known in the Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania artist circles. Ann received numerous awards for her juried pieces of pottery and enjoyed using the platform to tell others how the Lord is the potter, we are the clay, and if we allow Him to do so, He promises to remove the imperfections and mold us into the vessel that He wants us to be.

As a devoted mother and wife, Ann was always there to cheer her children on both in their academic and athletic pursuits through junior high, to high school and to college as she was known among her children's teammates as an avid fan of the entire team. She could always be counted on to offer her support in the field of competitive rifle target shooting where she often traveled with husband and children to competitions and regularly volunteered as a scorer at the National Smallbore Rifle Championships at Camp Perry, OH.

Ann's words of encouragement and praise in all of life's endeavors were appreciated by both family and friends, but these were not her only strengths - her manner of truth and correction, her strength of character, her faith, and her tender words as a life coach have left a legacy for the years to come through her children and children's children.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm Friday, April 9, 2021, at the Strano & Feeley Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702. Family and friends may visit beginning at 10:30 am. Committal services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Camp Valor Outdoors who recognize and honor ill, injured, and wounded disabled veterans and their families through adaptive and competitive outdoor activities. For directions or to send condolences, visit

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 2 to Apr. 4, 2021.
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