Of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Ann passed away peacefully at age 91 on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at the Evangelical Home in Saline. She was born October 4, 1928 in Canton, OH, the daughter of Louis & Mary (Contini) Schiavone. Ann studied fashion design at Pratt School of Design and worked as a fashion illustrator in Canton until she met and married Roger Lloyd Crispell. After a start in Ithaca, New York, they spent most of their married life in Bloomfield Hills.   Throughout her life as an artist, wife, mother and grandmother, she used her creative abilities and outstanding memory in countless generous ways. She was an avid reader, member of the “Red Hats” of Chelsea, as well as a member of a Chelsea book club. She and Roger were founding members of the Ithaca Art Association and after moving to Michigan brought their experience and ideas with them. Ann and Roger were founding members of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. They were also active members of the Crispell Family Association located on Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, NY.
 
After seeing their children established, Ann and Roger moved to Chelsea, MI in 1998 to enjoy condominium life, retirement, and being near family.
 
Ann was very outgoing, making friends wherever she went. She was always an available "Mom" and "Grandma" to her family including her four children: Kray Crispell of Ann Arbor, MI,  Gar (former wife, Linda Summerfield) Crispell of Chicago, IL, Janice (Paul) Olejniczak of Chelsea, MI, Tracie (William) Christie of Chelsea, MI; and eight grandchildren: Sean, Madeline, Benjamin, Bryce, Kyrt, Drake, Ellen and Katie. Ann was preceded in death by her husband Roger on May 22, 2016; as well as her two brothers, Joseph and Lawrence Schiavone.
 
Private funeral arrangements were made with Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea, MI. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea. Memorial donations can be made to Historic Huguenot Street to benefit Crispell Memorial Church, 88 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561.
 

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#5 Christina Abidin 2020-04-24 14:29
I used to help take care of Ann, she was one of my favorite residents. She was always so happy every morning and she had a tootsie roll jar and would not let any of us leave without tootsie rolls, and she wouldn't just let you take one, she made you take a handful she would say "just in case you break down on the way home, you need to have something to munch on" She was such a pleasure to talk to and had such a Beautiful Spirit making everyone she came in contact with feel special. She is a Beautiful Angel now, she will be deeply missed.
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#4 Alexis Parker 2020-04-24 01:49
I am a CNA at EHM I am very lucky I got to meet such a woman. Ann has a beautiful soul and touched mine while she was here with us at ehm. Every morning I sang to Ann when I went in her room she had such a glow. She was always a sweet heart I was lucky enough that she remembered me and always loved to see me told me I needed to rest and worked to much ❤️ She and I always had our talks in the morning and when I came in on seconds she definitely will be at peace. May the family know she was well taken care of in her final days. She is know longer suffering and will be at peace as she is looking down on you all. May god bless and bring peace.
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#3 Morgan Maki 2020-04-22 20:11
I work at Evangelical home as a CNA and it was a pleasure being able to help care for h1er regularly and I consider myself blessed to have been there with her that night. I was holding her hand as she passed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at your time of loss.
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#2 Sherri Koenig 2020-04-21 14:15
Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Your mother was such a creative and kind person. I pray you will be comforted by all your family memories and knowing she is reunited with your dad. I am my sending love
to everyone. oxox
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#1 Sue and Todd Beel 2020-04-21 13:20
Our deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of your dear mother. She had a full life and so cherished her
family. I have good memories of her beautiful smile and loved to talk about her family and the books she was reading. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Love,
Sue and Todd
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