|Ann Louise Lawton Kiker|
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|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1945|
Ann Louise Lawton Kiker of Tall Timbers, Md. was born in Reading, Pa. on Jan. 12, 1945.
Her husband was the late Charles E. Kiker. Her parents were Ann Marie Schmoyer and John E. Lawton of Doylestown.
She grew up in the Hatboro area and attended Hatboro Horsham High School.
She was active in the Girl Scouts, with a highlight being chosen to attend a Girl Scout Round Up in Colorado. Most of her summers growing up were spent at one of her favorite spots in Promised Land, Pocono Mountains.
Ottsville, Pa. is where Ann raised her two children and was active with their football and cheerleading teams and being a coach for many years.
She always worked in the food service area at different restaurants including Doylestown Inn that was owned by her late husband in Doylestown and Trainers restaurant in Quakertown. She also had three step children who she spent time with.
In 1981, she started a new type of lifestyle by moving onto a yacht in Delran, N.J., for a few years and eventually to Tall Timbers, Md.
Ann loved being on the water and walking the beach; always searching for the prettiest stone.
Ann had nine grandchildren, and one new great- grandchild. She would spend time in Pennsylvania visiting. They enjoyed visiting her on her boat. She loved taking them around the area to special places to visit. A favorite spot was always Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, where she was a member.
Ann joined the Department of the Navy MWR Food and Beverage team in 1993. Filling many positions up to the Assistant Club Manager, she dedicated her time, effort and talents to support the Sailors and Marines of NAS Patuxent River, her valued customers and cherished employees.
Ann conducted hundreds of 'life-changing' events at the Cedar Point Officer's Club and at River's Edge Catering & Conference Center.
Ann's passion was lighthouses. She was a valued volunteer at Piney Point Lighthouse and Museum for more than seven years, with over 100 documented hours. Ann enjoyed assisting with the decorating for the special exhibits and fully supported the Lighthouse Challenge. Ann was a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society as well as the N.J. Lighthouse Society and visited lighthouses from Nova Scotia to Florida, enjoying those trips with special friends. She also was a member of the Calvert Marine Museum Society in Solomons, Md. Ann was made an Honorary member of the Fil-Am Association and a member of the RE Cougar Club.
She is survived by her children, Dennis Hendricks, and his wife, Sharon of Upper Black Eddy, Pa.; Linda Diehl and her husband, Mark of Perkasie, Pa.; her step-children Lydia Kiker of Annondale, N.J.; Marjorie Marrone of Philadelphia, JoAnne Chandler and her husband, Dave of Quarryville, Pa. Also surviving are her nine grandchildren: Jessica and Shannon Hendricks, Nicole, Jennifer and Curtis Diehl, Emmett Plant, Cassandre and Molly Chandler, Haley Chandler Wise and great-grandchild, Evan Wise.
There will be a Celebration of Life Reception on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., located at Lenny's Restaurant, 23418 Three Notch Road, California, Md. There will be a Reflections & Memories Service at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Friends of SCIM and PPLM Museums, noting 'In Memory of Ann Kiker for Piney Point.' The address is 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton's Point, MD 20626.
Condolences to the family may be made at the Web site listed below.
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.
Burlington County Times, February 9, 2011
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Record added: Feb 09, 2011
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