Ann Jackson Stevens, 73, of Brazil, passed away on March 7, 2007, at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.
She was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, on October 19, 1932, to William M. and Mildred I. Lamb Brown. She graduated from Indiana State University in 1954 with a degree in business. She later returned to graduate school at Indiana State earning master's degrees in both business and music. She began teaching at Royal Center Indiana, in 1954, and later taught at Clinton High School until 1959. She married Glen R. Jackson of Clay City on September 25, 1955, and together they owned and operated Glen 'N' Ann's Barber & Beauty Mart until Glen's death in 2001. Ann returned to teaching for the Clay Community School System in 1968 spending most of her career at Van Buren High School in the business education department. She also taught business at Brazil High School and Northview High School before teaching music at Staunton and Van Buren elementary prior to retiring in 1994.
She was a member of the Brazil First Church of The Nazarene and was also active in the Brazil First Christian Church and the Community Christian Church in Apache Junction, Arizona. She married Charles E. Stevens of Merrifield, Michigan, on October 27, 2003, and together they traveled between their home in Indiana, Minnesota and Apache Junction, Arizona. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, entertaining friends and family and competing in shuffleboard tournaments.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, William Brown Jr. and her first husband Glen R. Jackson.
Surviving family members include her husband Charles E. Stevens, a son, Douglas L. Jackson and his wife Jeanelle of Canton, Michigan, a daughter Taira L. Jackson of Terre Haute, a granddaughter, Amanda D. Jackson and a grandson Chase D.R. Rexroat.
Services will be held at the Brazil Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, March 16, 2006, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Jackson and Rev. Gary Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Clay City. Visitation will be at French Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. To light a candle or send a condolence to the family visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com.