Ann Stevens Keisel, 79, returned home to her Heavenly Father Dec. 24, 2019, in Richfield. Ann was born May 1, 1940, in Manti to Allan Henry and Lillis Hall Stevens.
Ann was a caring and bright person whose love of family, friends and neighbors permeated her life. Ann showed her dedication as a mom, grandma, friend, neighbor and coworker through her unwavering love and support to everyone. Her children could always count on her help, advice and unconditional love. Grandchildren were certain to experience being spoiled anytime they were at Grandma’s house, especially during the holidays. Friends, neighbors and coworkers could be guaranteed a lively conversation, kind guidance and the assurance that they were loved by her.
Ann grew up in Manti. She was raised by her mother and had one older brother. Her dad passed away when she was six months old. Ann attended school in Manti and later received her cosmetology degree from Sevier Valley Tech. While living in Manti, she met and married Boyd Keisel, and together they raised three children; they later divorced. Ann was a talented seamstress and worked at Christensen’s Department Store for many years in the fabric department where she used her sewing skills to help many. She was a great cook, a master at quilting, knitting and crocheting. She loved gardening and kept an immaculate yard and home. She was a very resourceful and gifted lady with a fun loving personality. Her greatest joy was serving and helping others.
Ann was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served diligently in many callings and devoted her time and talents to ministering and fulfilling her callings faithfully. Ann loved going to the temple, attending church meetings and working on genealogy.
Ann is survived by her children, Kimberly Keisel and Kurt Keisel, both Richfield; and Chet (Stephanie) Keisel, Mt. Pleasant; and 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, who are all a testament to her love and posterity.
She was preceded in death by parents; step-father, Clint Braithwaite; daughter-in-law, Wendy Keisel; and her brother, John Allan Stevens.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 30, in the Richfield 7th ward chapel. Burial was next to her parents in the Manti City Cemetery.
Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Online guestbook at maglebymortuary.com.
Ann’s family would like to offer sincere thanks to all who have reached out to offer their condolences and to all those who cared for her as she completed her earthly journey. She will be missed.