of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Farmington Hills, age 86, died Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born August 27, 1934 in Warsaw, Indiana, the daughter of Edward and Ella (Dye) Hanley. Ann was a member of the Orchard United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills where she actively volunteered in many capacities.
Ann had been married to Dewarld Dewaine “Bill” Hiner for 61 years, when he preceded her in death less than a month ago on Dec. 29. 2020. She is survived by one son, James Hiner (Melissa) of Ann Arbor; two grandchildren, Margaret Hunt and Robert Hiner; one brother, Bill Hanley (Helen) of Birmingham, Alabama; and one sister, Peggy Hodak (Jerry) of East Lansing; . She was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Hiner of Atlanta, Georgia.
Ann graduated from Wayne State University where she was also a member of Delta Zeta. She was a passionate gardener at home as well as for the Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary. She was very talented at growing beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables. Ann loved to cook, and was always looking for new recipes. She loved to entertain friends and family, especially on Christmas Eve.
A private graveside service was held at the North Farmington Cemetery in Farmington Hills, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation. Ann was a long-time resident of Chelsea Retirement Community and greatly appreciated the care and love she received from her neighbors and the staff. Memorial gifts can be sent to: UMRC Foundation, 805 W. Middle St., Chelsea, MI 48118 or online at https://umrc.com/umrc-foundation/. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.
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