Obit: Ann Zane

Obit: Ann Zane

January 27th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Ann Sheffield Johnson Zane passed away Dec. 3, 2012.Ann was a native of Nashville, but came to Chattanooga in 1952. How do you sum up a person like Ann in a few words? A woman of many talents, Ann will best be gremembered for her contagious laughter and her ability to make people laugh or cry as an actress on the stages of Chattanooga-performing in over 75 plays. She was also an artist, specializing in portraits.She adored her husband, Stanley Zane; was a devoted mother /mother-in-law to David (Meribeth), Geoff, and Stewart (Brenda). Her four grandchildren delighted in her, and she in them; they called her their own "Mary Poppins." She has four great-grandchildren who brought her much joy.She is also survived by her sister and dearest friend, Mary Blackwood and her husband, Bill and their daughters-- who loved and were loved by their Aunt Ann.Ann was blessed with the gift of hospitality and often entertained in their home, a friend to many. She was the life of the party wherever she went! Ann was involved in many local endeavors: as past regent of the Chickamauga Chapter of the D.A.R., longtime Bible teacher at Brainerd and Trinity Presbyterian Churches, an officer in the Missionary Ridge Garden Club, and a member of the English Speaking Union.Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Della Mae Drake and David Morrison Johnson; her husband, Stanley; and one grandson, Adam Zane.Ann would quote Proverbs 17:22: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" and she spent her life helping people heal, with her humor, her acting, and her mercy. These were prompted by her knowledge of the love of Jesus Christ for her.As a charter member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the family would ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to her beloved church.A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 104 McBrien Road.