March 2, 1958 - August 25, 2021
Ann Zemp, 63, of Garden City, Kansas, entered heaven on August 25, 2021. Ann was a retired educator. She was born on March 2, 1958 in Hutchinson, Kan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gladys and Harold “Bus” Faulkner, her aunt and uncle Lonnie and Eileen Warrington and her bothers, Mark and Jerry Faulkner. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Dean Zemp; children, Zack (Kristin) Zemp and DeAnna (Jarrod) Power; grandchildren Corbin and Bryer Power, Holdin and Bridger Zemp; sister Terry (Jerry) Penley as well as many family members, students and friends. Ann was a devoted Mimi, dedicated wife and mother. Her family was her priority, pride and joy. Dean, the love of her life, came into the picture in 1975, their families had been long-time friends and eventually they met at a gathering. They were married May 28, 1977. Ann traded in her high heels for boots on occasion, she helped with tasks on the farm and ranch - she even bucked a few hay bales in her day. She spent many hours by Dean’s side on a tractor, feed truck and in pastures. When it came to her children, she didn’t want to miss a thing. Whether it be a sporting event, rodeo, rodeo pageant or life event, she was there. She was the best and proudest grandmother and involved in as many of the grandkid’s activities as she could possibly attend. She started her career in business working at a bank and then a manufacturing company in McPherson. Ann and Dean started their family then moved to western Kansas in 1984 where they lived in Liberal, Satanta, and in between Ulysses and Lakin. She stayed home with her children until they went to school. At that point she became a paraprofessional and substitute teacher. In 1993 the Zemp family moved to Garden City. She returned to college for her teaching degree and graduated from Kansas Newman University in 1995. She truly fulfilled her calling as an educator. She taught 5th and 6th grade at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, Charles Stones Intermediate Center and Jenny Barker Elementary School. While at Charles Stones she became a Reading Specialist. In 2012, Ann began working at Deerfield Elementary teaching 4th and 5th grade. She retired from a career she loved in 2019. Ann loved people, crafting, fashion and shopping. She spent many hours making cards for family, friends and health care workers. She enjoyed socializing, supporting students and showing hospitality in their home. Dean and Ann volunteered many hours in the summer helping with Journey to the Cross Rodeo Bible Camp. In 2016 Ann was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She fought long and hard. Her upbeat personality and will to live was apparent in all she did. She found her hope and strength in her faith and salvation in Jesus Christ. She was strong and courageous for the Lord her God was and is with her. The Zemp family appreciates the love, prayers and support they have received from Ann’s school families, church family, family and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Ann’s memory to one of her favorite missionaries for The World Race https://www.adventures.org/give/donate.asp?giveto=worldrace&desc=Kayla%20Calkins&appeal_id=CALKINSKAYLA or Air1 Christian Radio. https://donor.air1.com/?ici=donate-btn-nav Viewing will be held Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, from 12 to 12:45 p.m. prior to a 1 p.m. Funeral Service at Rye Home United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery, Rye, Colo. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at Cornerstone Church in Garden City, Kan. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at 10 a.m.
Ann Zemp, 63, of Garden City, Kansas, entered heaven on August 25, 2021. Ann was a retired educator. She was born on March 2, 1958 in Hutchinson, Kan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gladys and Harold “Bus” Faulkner,... View Obituary & Service Information
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