OSKALOOSA — Ann Van Gorp, 85, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa.
She was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Kinross, the daughter of Alvin R. and Arline G. Glider Wade. Ann was united in marriage to Don Childs. Together they ran Don Ann’s Supper Club in Rose Hill. Following the death of Don, Ann continued to run the supper club later changing the name to Annie’s Supper Club. She sold the business and retired in 1994, after running it for 35 years. On Oct. 23, 1999, she was united in marriage to Marion “Jr.” Van Gorp in Oskaloosa. Anne and Jr. enjoyed many winters in Arizona together. She was a member of the Oskaloosa American Legion. She attended the First Christian Church in Oskaloosa.
Ann’s family includes her husband, Jr. Van Gorp, of Oskaloosa; a daughter, Penny L. Osweiler, of Mesa, Ariz.; a son, Bill (Marietta) Towner, of Mason City; two step daughters, Deanna (Bill) Heelegaard, of Montana, and Jan Carter, of Oskaloosa; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Childs; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Don, Ann was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Terry Childs; one sister; two brothers; and two nieces.
As was Ann’s wish, her body has been cremated. There will be a celebration of life service held at a later date. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Ann’s family would like to thank the staff at Crystal Heights Care Center for the loving care they gave Ann in her final months.