Ann B. “Annie” Brierton, age 83, of Mt.Sterling, Illinois passed away at 6:37 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care in Jacksonville, Illinois.
She was born August 27, 1938 in Calhoun County, Illinois the daughter of Cecil Wayne and Eva B. Galloway Norton. She married Max Brierton on September 11, 1960 at the Methodist church in Quincy, Illinois, and he survives.
Mrs. Brierton worked for the Brown County State Bank in Mt. Sterling, Illinois for 30 years, retiring as Vice President in 2000. She also served as the Mt.Sterling City Treasurer and the Elkhorn Township Secretary for several years.
Ann was a member of the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church.
She graduated from Nebo, Illinois high school and then attended Illinois State University in Bloomington, Illinois and Gem City Business College in Quincy, Illinois.
Ann truly loved her community and volunteered for many local organizations over the years. She also served on the Brown County School Board and was a charter member of the BCHS Booster Club. Ann also enjoyed making crafts and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan with her favorite player being Yadi. She also had a great sense of humor, an example of which was the fact that she started collecting ash trays as soon as she stopped smoking. Ann had many friends and cherished those relationships over the years. Those who knew her, understood she was always about family and loved attending the many activities of her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Max Brierton of Mt. Sterling, Illinois. 2 children Michael (Lisa) Brierton of Mt. Sterling, Illinois and Michelle (Mark) Babb of Jacksonville, Illinois. 3 grandchildren Kaytlyn (David) Wilson of Des Moines, Iowa, Caleb Babb of Jacksonville, Illinois and Zacary Brierton of Mt. Sterling, Illinois. 1 sister Pat Joslin of St. Louis Missouri, 1 sister in law Marilyn Brierton of Mt.Sterling, Illinois and 1 brother in law Don Smith of Lockport, Illinois also survives along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother Bill Norton, 1 sister Maxine Smith and 2 brothers in law Dick Joslin and Niles Brierton.
Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Charla Meyers officiating. Friends and family may also view the memorial service live on the funeral home’s website hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
Burial of the cremated remains will follow in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.
The state of Illinois has mandated that those attending the services or visitation must wear a mask.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, Brown County Against Cancer or Brown County Little League.
Condolences for the family may be left online at hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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