Ann Francis Gidding
Ann Francis Gidding, 72, of Savoy, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, November 7, at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, with Rev. Randall Robinson officiating.
Ann was born in Danville on March 12, 1947, the only child of Herbert and Virginia (Thomas) Francis.
She attended Roselawn Grade School and graduated from DHS in 1965. She attended Indiana State University for two years.
Survived by husband, Curtis Gidding, and a son, Stephen (Veronica) Hunt of Katy, Texas. She has one granddaughter, Izabella Hunt of Katy, Texas.
In 2005, she re-connected with her friend, Curt, from Danville High School. They were married on June 18, 2005. He survives. Curt was the love of her life. She also is survived by two stepsons, Jack (Janet) Gidding of Aurora, Ill., and Greg (Danielle) Gidding of Zebulon, N.C., and eight step-grandchildren.
She lived in Houston, Texas, for many years and moved back to Champaign in 1998. She worked as a cashier at Carle Clinic until her retirement in 2011.
As an only child, Ann had many friends who were the sister she never had. When you became Ann's friend, you were her friend for life.
She was a volunteer in the Carle Hospital Gift Shop. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Champaign and attended St. James Methodist Church in Danville.
Ann fought a five-year battle with her sarcoma cancer.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann's name to Carle Hospice, First United Methodist Church or St. James Methodist Church.
Published on November 4, 2019


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Deborah Greenfield Lynch
Nov 05, 2019
Ann was a very special friend since junior high school. We shared many laughs and tears. Ann was a truly good person which is a rarity in this world. My heart and prayers are with Curt and the family. Debbie