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ANNE BELL CHALLENDER KEARNS

March 27, 2014

Anne C. Kearns, 87, resident of Alexandria Bay and Key West, Fla. passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the home of her son, Matt, with whom she resided.

She was born February 3, 1927 in Hot Springs, Virginia, daughter of Willard Franklin and Alice Bell Challender. She attended Mary Washington College in Virginia and completed her Masters in Early Education from Potsdam University. Early in her teaching career, Anne taught at LaFargeville Elementary and later taught for many years at Sigsbee Elementary School, in Key West, Florida. A marriage to Edward Kearns ended in divorce.

Anne is survived by her two children: son, Matthew, Alexandria Bay, and daughter, Dolores Duffy, Montvale Virginia, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her three sisters and one brother predeceased her.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.