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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