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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 25, 2020

Ann Stephens McCallister ’67 passed away:

Ann McCallister

Obituary for Ann McCallister

Ann Laura McCallister nee Stephens passed away in her home on Wednesday October 28th in Toledo Ohio at the age of 71.
Ann is survived by her children, Ian McCallister and Caitlin “Caiti” McCallister; siblings, Jeffery Stephens, Barry Stephens, John Stephens, and Casey Stephens, along with their respective families including many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Stephens and Rose Ann Stephens of Toledo, Ohio.
Ann was born on May 12th, 1949 in Toledo Ohio to Robert and Rose Ann Stephens. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a master’s degree in speech therapy. Ann worked for many years in Toledo Ohio, Port Clinton Ohio, and Florida. Her goal was to help as many children as she could while enjoying a quaint lifestyle in small seaside towns. Ann married Lee McCallister, a mechanical engineer, in June of 1981 and over the coming years welcomed two children into their lives. Ann’s children Ian and Caiti remember their mother as a kind, unique woman, with many talents and joys, but mostly her love of family. After moving to Shreveport Louisiana, Ann pursued a career in American Sign Language and was a successful interpreter until 1999 when she decided to return to her first passion of working with young children. Ann help a countless number of children and touched the lives of many learning-disabled families in her 45 years of teaching.
Ann was an accomplished artist with a flair for drawing, design, and jewelry making, she also enjoyed the theatre, film, and music. Ann had a love of antiques, specifically glass oil lamps, which she collected over the years and was an avid animal enthusiast and lover.
A visitation and remembrance will be held on Thursday, November 5th from 4pm – 7pm at Coyle Funeral Home in Toledo, Ohio. All are welcome to attend. Face masks and social distancing will be required by the Funeral Home.

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