Ann Brenner went home to be with the Lord on April 18, 2024 after a brief illness. She was born on May 19, 1931, to Margaret and Paul Brenner of Bridgeville. Ann grew up with her parents and sister “Peggy,” in Bridgeville, where she lived and worked for most of her life. After graduating from Bridgeville High School, Ann began a career with the Woodbridge School District as a cafeteria worker. She first worked at North Bridgeville Elementary and later at Woodbridge High School. After retirement, Ann worked for the State Community Action Project, doing a variety of jobs most of which helped senior citizens.

Ann’s many talents and interests included her deep desire to help others. She volunteered in numerous ways throughout the community. Ann was a member of the Bridgeville Lioness Club, a member of the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary, and the Sunday School Secretary at Union Methodist Church, where she was a lifelong member. She always enjoyed visiting with neighbors and friends and especially looked forward to being together with her family.    

In 2010 Ann moved from her home in Bridgeville to live at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. While at the Manor House, she made many new friends and found activities which complemented her interest in crafts, such as crocheting and needle point. Ann also was able to continue one of her favorite activities, baking cakes for her friends and family. While at the Manor House, she enjoyed participating in various activities including volunteering at the Thrift Shop, taking sightseeing day trips, and going to see musicals.

Ann will always be remembered as a kind, cheerful and loving Christian woman. She was predeceased by her parents, as well as her sister Margaret Barnes Moneymaker and her brother-in-law B. Bradford Barnes, Jr. Ann is survived by her nieces, Mitzie Moore (Chip) of Concord, NC, Laurie Collender (Mark) of Middletown, and JoAnna Ventresca (Victor) of Centreville; her  great-nephew Dennison Moore of Johnson City, TN; and great-niece, Brenner Moore of Concord, NC, as well as many other extended family members.

A funeral service to celebrate Ann’s life will be held on Friday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at Union Methodist Church, 2 N Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933, where friends and family may visit beginning at 10 a.m. A private burial will be held for the family at Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury.

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