L. Ann Herendeen, 83, of Churubusco, passed away on August 20, 2021, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. \nShe was born in Albion, on October 19, 1937, to the late Clayton and Mildred (Stevenson) Smith. She spent her formative years in Albion, graduating from Albion High School in 1955.\nAnn was married to Max E. Herendeen in the Asbury Methodist Church, in Albion, on October 13, 1956.\nShe worked as an Instructional Assistant for Smith-Green Community School, retiring in 1997, after 24 years. \nAnn loved God, family and music. She was active in her church and had a thriving card ministry. She really enjoyed talking on the phone with family and friends.\nAnn is survived by her husband of 64 years, Max E. Herendeen; four children, Cindy (Steve) Winebrenner, Tim (Tina) Herendeen, Mark (Wendy) Herendeen and Tom (Cheryl) Herendeen; several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.\nIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Smith; a grandson, Jamin Winebrenner.\nServices will take place at Merriam Christian Chapel Church, on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service.\n \nThe family will also receive friends at the church, on Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.\nBurial taking place at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.\nIn lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Merriam Christian Chapel Church or The Lighthouse: A Biblical Life Recovery Center in Fort Wayne.\nOnline Guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.