Anne Marie Quackenbush died on February 3, 2023 at the age of 102. She was a resident of St Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place, Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Quackenbush Sr and her three brothers, George Kerler, John Kerler and Billy Kerler. Anne is survived by her three children, Robert Quackenbush and wife, Merry of Kansas City, MO, Thomas Quackenbush and wife Patricia of New York, NY and Susan Quackenbush of Aiken, SC.
Anne was born and raised in Clifton, NJ where she met and married her husband, Robert Sr. Anne was a full time home maker dedicated to raising her three children. In 1964, Anne moved to White Plains, NY with the job transfer of her husband who worked for IBM. She was an active member of her parish church, St. Bernard. She was a leader in their Great Books Reading program and was a volunteer on numerous church committees. She also became a Notary Public. When her children were grown and on their own, Anne went to work at the Berkeley Secretarial School as the Assistant to the Dean of Students.
When her husband died in 1981 she moved to Ridgefield, Ct. where again she was a very active member in her parish of St. Mary’s. Anne loved sacred music and sang with St. Mary's choir as part of her religious devotion. She thoroughly enjoyed this town and was an active member of its community. She was a docent for the Keeler Tavern Museum. Anne was also a writer with stories submitted to Taproot magazine. She also continued to enjoy her book club made up of friends from St. Bernard. And Anne took delight in driving to New York City with friends to see many productions at the Roundabout Theater.
Anne moved to Olathe, KS in 2007 to be close to her son, Robert. She resided at Aberdeen Village where she again made many friends who cherished and enjoyed her company. She was one to keep an eye out for others of her peers who may need help and she would quietly assist, unnoticed.
Anne moved to Bishop Spencer in 2017.
A summary of Anne’s life might be that she was a dignified, outgoing, proud, loving woman. She was the epitome of understated elegance. She was direct but kind. One might also say; “a force to be reckoned with”. She will be missed by many.