George Anne was born on June 2, 1943 in Waukegan, Ill to George and Patsy Schumacher. She lost her battle with life on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at her home and went to be with her Heavenly Father, parents, son Augie and the her siblings that passed before her. She was the eldest of the six siblings and growing up served as babysitter to her younger siblings.
She attended school and graduated high school in Waukegan, Ill. She had a first marriage that did not work out except for giving her the two sons which she loved dearly. She lost her youngest son Augie on August 19, 2021 due to COVID. She met and married her soul mate for life Mark Vander Vere and they moved to Farmington in 1981. They owned and operated Ann's Restaurant until its closing in 2019.
George Anne was very active in the Social Order of Beauceant with the York Rite Masons and the Daughters of the Nile with Ballut Abyad Shrine. She was very willing to help out anyone in need and headed up the sewing club for the Daughters of the Nile here in Farmington.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her sister Penny and brother Craig. She also lost her youngest son Augie Ralph on August 19, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 35 years Mark Vander Vere, her son Kenny (Michelle) Ralph, daughter-in-law Lori Ralph, sister Wendy Lerman, sister Pat Wright, brother Steve (Annette) Schumacher, granddaughters Erin Ralph, Laurin Ralph and great grandson Henry Joseph.
A memorial service with William Pogue officiating will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Animas Lodge #15 located at 114 N Behrend at 11:00 with a luncheon to follow. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private interment at a later date.
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