Ann Boone Pendleton, age 82, of 326 Forest Home Drive passed away at the Cayuga Medical Center on Saturday, January 11, 2003 from complications following open heart surgery.
Born in Manchester, Kentucky on March 26, 1920, Ann was the daughter of Dr. Lon Hendrixson Boone and Ella Jones Boone. She was raised in Wallins Creek, Kentucky where her father practiced medicine from horseback. Ann moved to Louisville at the age of 16 to live with her grandmother and attend school. Following graduation from high school, she attended Moorehead State Teacher's College in Kentucky and transferred to Cornell ('43) for her junior and senior years.
While working for the former School of Home Economics at Cornell, she met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Pendleton ('42). They were married in Forest Home on June 7, 1946. Ann and Dick settled on Forest Home Drive to raise their five children.
Ann returned to work at Cornell in 1962, and within two years was hired as the Administrative Manager at Cornell's Law School, where she worked for the next twenty-one years.
Ann and Dick had an active volunteer and community life which included service to Cornell's Shoals Marine Laboratory, the Ithaca Kiwanis Club, the former Cornell Federal Credit Union and the Cornell Retirees Club.
Ann was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, and her infant son James. She is survived by five children, Louis (Elsie Lucarelli) of Ellis Hollow, Amy (Harry) Simrell of Forest Home, Stephen (Vicki) of Powder Springs, Georgia, Karl (Lois) of Dryden and Miriam (John Drew) of Underhill, Vermont; ten grandchildren, Lucas, Will, Leslie, Brooks, Laura, Katie, Leah, Ben, Emily and Wells and one great-grandson, Logan. Ann's family are privileged to have had her in their lives, and will miss her love, courage, strength, and grace deeply.
The family will be present to receive their friends at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-8:00 pm
A Memorial Service will be held at the Forest Home Chapel on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Deborah Pritts officiating. A reception will be held in the church hall immediately following the service. Parking and shuttle service will be provided from Cornell University's "A" lot, located on Pleasant Grove Road, to the Forest Home Chapel. The shuttle will stop for passengers at the UPPER SHELTER in "A" lot and will operate from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Contributions in Ann's memory may be offered to the Shoals Marine Lab, G-14 Stimson Hall at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, the Ithaca Kiwanis Club, 1401 ½ Slaterville Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 or the Forest Home Chapel, Forest Home Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850.
For additional information the funeral home may be contacted at 1-888-534-5446.
Page Submitted By: Joseph L. Sibley, Director