Ann W. Sands

Sunday Star - - OBITUARIES -

EAS­TON — Ann W. Sands of Eas­ton, Md., passed away peace­fully at Bayleigh Chase in Eas­ton on Sun­day, Dec. 30, 2018, at the age of 99. She was just four months shy of her 100th birth­day. Born on April 20, 1919, she was the daugh­ter of John Van Willis and Blanche Bryan Willis.

A grad­u­ate of Cen­tre­ville High School, she then en­tered the Emer­gency Hos­pi­tal School of Nurs­ing in Eas­ton, Md., and grad­u­ated in 1941. She con­tin­ued her nurs­ing ca­reer un­til the end of World War II.

On Jan. 24, 1942, she mar­ried the love of her life, Louis F. Sands, who was sta­tioned with the 29th Divi­sion U.S. Army in France dur­ing World War II. They made their home in Eas­ton, Md., af­ter the war and raised their fam­ily.

Af­ter her chil­dren were grown, she en­tered the work place again at Rowen’s Sta­tionery and be­came af­fec­tion­ately known as the “Needle­point Lady” for many years. She taught and de­signed many beau­ti­ful cre­ations for her cus­tomers and friends.

Ann is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Gregg Sands, Ellen Sands (Ernie); two grand­sons, Ge­of­frey Alan Sands (fi­ance Kelsey) and Matthew Louis Kelly.

She was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents; hus­band; grand­son, Ed­ward Teddy Kelly; many brothers and sis­ters that she loved dearly.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, Jan. 12, 2019, 11 a.m. at Christ Epis­co­pal Church, 111 S. Har­ri­son St., Eas­ton, Md. Fa­ther Bill Ortt will of­fi­ci­ate.

Ar­range­ments are han­dled by Thomas Fu­neral Home P.A., Cam­bridge, Md. Burial will be pri­vate.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions can be made to Christ Church Eas­ton, 111 S. Har­ri­son St., Eas­ton, Md.


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