Another angel has gone home. Enola "Annie" Thorpe, 84, of Michigan City passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Franciscan Health Michigan City.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at 12 noon at the Root Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the funeral home.
Annie was born July 29, 1937, in Maine to the late Benjamin and Smyrna Holland.
On Feb. 14, 1970, in New Buffalo, Michigan, she married Raymond J. Thorpe, who passed away on Nov. 29, 1981.
Surviving is one daughter, Rebecca Ann Thorpe; one daughter-in-law, Jill Ann Thorpe; eight grandchildren, Jessica Smith, Sarah Frazier, Joseph Thorpe, Drake Thorpe, Benjamin Thorpe, Madison Weatherwax, Vincent Weatherwax and Colt Weatherwax; eight great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her son, Raymond Eugene Thorpe; one sister, Avalene; and two brothers, Raphael "Ray" and Virgil.
Annie was a retired special education teacher. After retiring from teaching she was the bridge tender at the Franklin Street Bridge for 20 years.
She loved teaching and talking about the historic sights in Michigan City and baking for her family and friends. She was a survivor of many health issues including colon cancer, breast cancer, 12 strokes and many other issues. She loved all children and raising her "headache" children. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Memorials may be made to the Service League.