New Hartford - The Reverend Ann Allen Stillman passed away peacefully on April 22nd at Presbyterian Homes in New Hartford, NY. She was born in Utica, NY on June 10, 1931. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, and a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin. She studied Japanese at Yale University, and served six years as a missionary in Iwaki-shi, Japan.
Ann taught English and Speech, and was Department Chairperson for English at New Hartford High School, from 1978 to 2004. She was also a very active volunteer at Hospice Care, New Hartford. After retirement from New Hartford school district, she became an ordained Episcopal priest serving at Grace Church in Waterville, St. James in Clinton, Grace Church Utica, and St. Margaret's House, New Hartford.
Ann is survived by her four children, Katherine Ross, Julia Ross, Jonathan Ross, and Nicholas Ross; grandchildren Ryan Ross, Sabrina Kupra, Dan Stripp, Chris Stripp, Juliet Ross, Nicholas M. Ross, and Leila Ross; and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on June 10, 2017, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, New Hartford, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, New Hartford.