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Ann (Bigelow) Van Horn

September 29, 1938 — October 25, 2022


Ann B Van Horn, 84, of Whitestown, passed away October 25, 2022. She was born to Donald and Elizabeth (Brennan) Bigelow in Elba, New York on September 29, 1938. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree, Ann dedicated her life to education.  First as an elementary teacher, where she was named Teacher of the Year in Hilton, New York in 1990.  Later as a Director of Professional Development at Rigby Education, providing educators with tools and techniques for teaching early readers.

When she was a senior at Buffalo State Teachers College in New York, Ann met the love of her life, Pete Van Horn.  They married right after graduation and enjoyed a wonderful 63 years together filled with children, grandchildren, travels (US and abroad), friends and moves, sometimes joking that moving was one of their hobbies!  No matter where she lived, New York, Ohio, Florida or Indiana, Ann was always active within the local community.  Recently, she was a member and past president of the SullivanMunce Museum Guild, a member and past Garden Tour chair in the Zionsville Garden Club, a former member of the Zionsville Women’s Club, and was involved with a number of casual social groups.  Ann was an avid bridge player almost her entire life and was a current member of 2 bridge groups in Zionsville, Indiana.  She will greatly missed by all who knew her.

Ann is survived by her husband, Peter Van Horn; daughter, Jennifer (Denny Stephens) Van Horn; son, Michael (Sally) Van Horn; and three grandchildren, Sean (Max Browning) Kilgore, Grace Van Horn and Hannah Van Horn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Donald B. Bigelow.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W Hawthorne St, Zionsville, IN 46077,

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