Ann Donovan

Mrs. Ann Donovan, of Columbia, passed on 13 March after a tough struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Tim and daughter Kathy Donovan Hanson, of Columbia, and son John of Leavenworth, Kansas, and grandchildren Tim, Patrick, Erin, and Andy of various and sundry addresses.

Born Elizabeth Ann Meriwether in Denver, Colorado, she was a scion of the Meriwethers of Paragould, Arkansas, a fact of which she was immensely proud, much to the bewilderment of her more sophisticated friends. Her proud parents were father Lilbourn Hays Meriwether and Alma Elizabeth Meriwether, nee Hickson, also of Paragould. She was a graduate of Stephens College and attended Colorado University at Boulder, majoring in Political Science. She demonstrated her mettle as an Army Wife and an Army Mother spanning 47 years and several wars, all while raising a family of productive children and grandchildren. Touched as she was by the humor of her father, Ann was cracking wise literally to the end, as she endeavored to make her passage as easy as possible on her family, who were with her to the end. Her last conscious sight of this world was the first daffodil bloom of the season held by her family. She loved daffodils.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church Saturday, 17 March, at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Salvation Army.


  1. Donna Rice on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    Tim, Kathy, John and families: So sorry I can’t attend the Memorial Service for Ann today; Please accept my condolences. Ann will be missed by many.If I can be of any assistance,please don’t hesitate to call me at 657-1414. Donna

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