Ann was the valedictorian of her class at New Baden Community High School. She later graduated from Belleville Area College and SIU-Edwardsville. She was a teacher at Dewey, Mt. Pleasant, Abraham Lincoln, and Jefferson Schools in Belleville. Ann had an active life in retirement. She enjoyed seeing the world and learning about other cultures. She volunteered with several organizations including the Belleville District 118 Foundation, Cahokia Mounds, the Labor & Industry Museum, and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald G. Biedenbach, and her second husband, Robert J. McClellan, who were both Air Force pilots; and her parents, Carl G. and Minnie, nee Bann, Heimberger; and two nieces, Lynn Wohlschlaeger and Brenda Penuel.
Surviving are three children, David (Kerry Wrigley) Biedenbach, Kay (David) Parrott, and Marc (John Hetzler) McClellan;
a brother, Howard Heimberger;
and a nephew, Brad Heimberger.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville District #118 Educational Foundation, Ltd., 105 West A Street, Belleville, IL 62220. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating
Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.