Ann G. (Jacobs) Thompson, born in Toledo in 1949 to Charles H. Jacobs, Sr. and Ann M. (Newsome), went to her Father in Heaven on Thursday, August 22.
Ann graduated from Notre Dame Academy and attended the University of Toledo to study Literature and Journalism where she met her husband, Michael. They discovered that they were born on the same day and in the same hospital and had their first date on their 18th birthday. They married three years later and celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in November, 2018.
Growing up, Ann enjoyed to sew on her old treadle sewing machine and was an accomplished silk ribbon embroiderer. Later in life, she would sew her own reenacting clothing to join her husband on camping trips. Her best work is on the heirloom christening gown made for her grandbabies to wear on their baptism day.
Ann enjoyed helping people and worked for years as a Unit Clerk at St. Vincent's Hospital, for the Sisters of Notre Dame in the infirmary, then as a scheduler for both the former Darlington House and for a temporary nursing/CNA service.
Family was very important to Ann. She became "Super Mom" while the kids were in grade school. She helped during school during recess, was both a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader for many years, and had time to create unique Halloween costumes or help with school projects. Always providing delicious meals for her family, her most famous dish was her special southern fried chicken.
Ann also enjoyed spending time in her garden where she grew both flowers and vegetables. This is a pastime she inherited from her father. She was always trying new seeds or varieties and loved to look through garden magazines. When her granddaughters were little, she would take them outside so they could say "goodnight little wormies". Ann also planted a special M&M tree for each of her grandchildren, much to their joy.
Ann was in her last year of a four year Catholic Studies course through the Diocese of Detroit. Her degree was awarded before her passing. Bible study, attending mass, praying the rosary, and quiet reflection were her favorite ways to express faith.
Ann is survived by her Mother; her brother, Charles H. (Sonia) Jacobs, Jr.; husband, Michael; their three children, Jessica (Eugene) Szatkowski of Ashburn, Virginia; Gretchen (David) Avery of Bowling Green, Ohio and Christian (Julie Williams) of Toledo; and her three grand-daughters, Emma (Mason), Natalie, and Morgan.
The family has only praise and gratitude to the men and women of the medical profession that they met throughout Ann's final 'adventure'. The family believes that there are angels on earth at Toledo Hospital, Regency LTAC Hospital, BG Manor, and especially the Ebeid Hospice Residence.
For many years, Ann was a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Order. (Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, 2147 Tremainsville, Toledo, Ohio 43613)
Family will receive friends at the Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville Rd. Friday from 5 – 8 PM and Saturday after 11 AM in Christ the King Church followed by Funeral Mass at 12 Noon with interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited in the funeral home Friday at 7:30 PM.
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