Ann was born June 15, 1877, the daughter of Benjamin Thomas and Lucy Ann (Hughes) Gilkey. Both of her parents were beloved teachers at the School for the Deaf.
Ann lived in a lovely old home at 909 Nichols Street, a two story Victorian. She was there with her husband when he collapsed and died. Ann died very soon after in 1962.
Ann's father taught longer at the Missouri School for the Deaf than any other teacher. He was much loved.
MRS. EDWARD W. HERNDON:
Mrs. Edward W. Herndon of West Seventh Street died at 12:30am today. She was 87 years old. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm Wednesday, at the Maupin Funeral Home and burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
* Mrs. Herndon was born April 8, 1879, the daughter of Professor and Mrs. Benjamin Gilkey. She was married to Edward W. Herndon who operated a furniture store and funeral home here. He preceded her in death in 1942.* She was a member of the First Christian Church.* She is survived by a son, Ben G. Herndon of Springfield, Virginia, two daughters, Mrs. Marvin Moore, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Mary Fant Love of Osage Beach, Missouri. Also surviving are five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.