Ann J Ingersoll passed away on January 23rd, 2023. She was 75 Years of age.
Ann was born in Rochester, Minnesota to Harry and Eleanor Peters Johnson on August 24th, 1947.
After graduating in 1965, Ann joined VISTA where she met Ken Middleton. They would marry and have two daughters, Christina, and Melissa. Ann stayed home when her two daughters were young, where she quilted, canned, baked, and made clothes for them. One year, she made them a fantastic dollhouse for Christmas. Ann became an LPN in 1980, then an RN graduate from Lincoln University in 1985. Ann worked many years for Phelps Health in Rolla as a nurse in Med/Surg, Recovery, and finally ICU. She also worked as the administrator of Gingerbread House and helped open the Kyle Center as well.
Ann had a good heart and was always ready to help her family and friends. In 1991, she married Robert Cruts, and together they had 9 wonderful years before his passing in 2000. Ann became interested in dog rescue and often fostered and took in strays while getting them vetted and finding them adoptive homes. Ann would also spend her free time listening to Celtic music, bluegrass, and NPR. Ann was an avid fan of John Denver. In 2005, Ann moved to Northwood, IA, after deciding to move closer to her sister. It was there she spied an old Victorian home that she spent several years rehabilitating and showcasing. She went on to work for Lutheran Retirement Home and there she would meet a kind, soft-spoken man named Mike Ingersoll who she would marry in 2009. Together they enjoyed dogs, vintage cars, and a blended family with 6 children and 14 grandchildren. Mike preceded his death in March 2022.
Ann is survived by her children, Christina Middleton, Melissa (Clay) Coffman. Stepchildren Adam (Betsy) Ingersoll, Caleb (Diane) Ingersoll, Leah (Brian) Phipps, and Allen (Jillian) Ingersoll. 14 grandchildren, Seth, Jake, Julia, Josie (Austin), Emma, Quincy, Zane, Izaiah, Phoenix, Jillian, Benjamin, Alice, Harrison, and William. She is also survived by her siblings, Mary (Ford) Symonds, John (Carrie) Johnson, Mark (Sybil) Johnson, Alan (Marilyn) Johnson, and her nieces and nephews.
Memorials can be made out to North Mason Humane Society or Phelps County Animal Rescue.
No Services will be held.
Online condolences may be entered at www.jonesfunerals.com
All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.
Phelps County Animal Rescue
745 E Springfield, St James MO 65559
Human Society of North Iowa
2700 South Birch Drive, Mason City IA 50401