Ann Van Dyke, age 59, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, May 2nd in Louisville.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9th at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, with Pastor Gary Fortkamp officiating. Burial will be in Orchard Hill Cemetery in Louisville. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Frank & Bright Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Clay County Hospice or Effingham Unit 40 Foundation and will be accepted through the funeral home.
Ann was born on March 6, 1959, to Robert “Bob” L. and Marie Dell Van Dyke. She received her nursing degree from Olney Central College and spent the last three decades caring for others via the Health Care industry. She had a passion for helping those in need and spent countless hours providing exceptional care to her patients as well as her parents. Her work ethic and sincere desire to help others were always evident. She enjoyed flower gardening, music, and spending time with friends and family. She loved and cherished her dog.
Ann was blessed with one son Jacob and daughter-in-law Erin Wendling. Her greatest treasures were her four grandchildren: Hayden Allen, Melia Jane, Elijah Jacob and Lydia Marie Wendling. She was a loving and caring mother/grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family.
Ann is survived by her son: Jacob (Erin) Wendling of Watson; four grandchildren; her brother: Steve (Ann) Van Dyke of Mt. Vernon; nephews: Tad (Mandy) Van Dyke and Clay (Yuko) Van Dyke; a niece: Shawn (Mark) Pitts; as well as several great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and other extended loving family and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. and Marie Dell Van Dyke.