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Anna J. Tuggle Sawyer, 86, formerly of Macomb and Danville, Ill., passed away on April 29, 2017, at Baptist East Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Prior to her death, Ann resided at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Memphis, Tenn.
Ann was a Registered Nurse and did her nurse's training at the Lakeview School of Nursing in Danville, graduating in1951. She worked as a nurse at the Western Illinois University Student Health Center and retired in 1985.
Ann loved to dance, was an avid walker, an accomplished seamstress, an antique collector, a jigsaw puzzle fanatic, a good friend to many and dearly loved by her family.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and her beloved husband of 52 years, Earl Tyrus Sawyer of Macomb.
She is survived by two children, Mary A. Kleinman (Jon), The Villages, Florida; and Edward E. Sawyer (Susan), Key Biscayne, Fla.; two grandchildren, James E. Sawyer, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Amanda Peterson Sullivan (Matt), San Marcos, Calif.; and two great-granddaughters.
The family will hold a private memorial service for Ann in Macomb in September. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com
Published on September 5, 2017
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