Ann Pilling Tibbits, age 104, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Sienna Meadows in Mineral Point. She was born on Nov. 19, 1912 in Barreltown, Iowa County, the daughter of Peter and Caroline (Jungers) Kieffer. She was the second child in a family of ten children.
Ann married Henry Pilling in Jan. of 1934. Together they had eleven children. Henry died in July of 1962. She later married Maynard Tibbits.
Ann was a strong woman and a role model for hard work. She loved to cook and bake and her wonderful saffron buns were enjoyed by many. Ann was known to have a beautiful flower garden and a bouquet on her table at all times.
Ann is survived by children, Carole Cassidy; Joseph Pilling; Harry (Chris) Pilling; Bonnie (Clarence) Pittz; Robert (Marcia) Pilling; William (Jean) Pilling; Glen (Diane) Pilling and Tom (Verna) Pilling. Three children pre-deceased her: Patricia, Douglas and Kaye Davis and three step-children: Joan Swirczynski, Merle Pilling and Mary Ellen Ross. She is further survived by 43 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren and 17 great, great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Ss. Mary & Paul Catholic Church in Mineral Point. Father Jim Leeser officiated. Burial was held in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends could call from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 5 at the Gorgen Funeral Home, Mineral Point and from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gordon Greishaber for his many years of wonderful care. Thank you to the staff of Sienna Meadows and Agrace Hospice.