Ann Francis Gidding, 72, passed away Saturday November 2, 2019. Visitation will be from 11-1 Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. Service will be at 1:00pm Thursday at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, with Rev. Randall Robinson officiating.
Ann was born in Danville March 12, 1947, the only child of Herbert and Virginia (Thomas) Francis. She attended Roselawn Grade School and graduated from DHS in 1965. She attended Indiana State University for 2 years.
Survived by husband, Curtis Gidding and a son, Stephen (Veronica) Hunt of Katy, TX. She has one granddaughter, Izabella Hunt of Katy, TX. In 2005, she re-connected with her friend, Curt from Danville High School. They were married on June 18, 2005, he survives. Curt was the love of her life. She is also survived by two stepsons, Jack (Janet) Gidding of Aurora, IL and Greg (Danielle) Gidding of Zebulon, NC and 8 step grandchildren.
She lived in Houston, TX for many years and moved back to Champaign in 1998. She worked as a cashier at Carle Clinic until her retirement in 2011. As an only child, Ann had many friends who were the sister she never had. When you became Ann’s friend, you were her friend for life.
She was a volunteer in the Carle Hospital Gift Shop. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Champaign and attended St. James Methodist Church in Danville.
Ann fought a five year battle with her sarcoma cancer.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to Carle Hospice, First United Methodist Church, or St. James Methodist Church.
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