Anne E. Koeller
- May 25, 1952 - August 2, 2012
- Eaton, Ohio
of Anne's Passing
Humane Society of Preble County
951 S. Barron Street
Eaton, OH 45320
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“I didn't know Anne for very long since I was new working at Walgreens but she was always so nice to me,always made me smile and made me feel welcome...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Ashley Overholts - Eaton, OH
“My first babysitting job was for the Roof children who lived directly across the street from my family on South Union Road. My job was to entertain...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Barbara Thayer Weetman - IN
“We lived across the street on S Broadway. What a tragic loss the families has suffered. May her affect on you bring uplifting thoughts from this day...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Jim Tomlinson - Maumee, OH
“I'm a huge Anne fan. I will miss her dearly and I'm so sorry for this huge loss. She was a favorite at Dr. Bingham's office!
4 of 33 | Posted by: Laurie Lamb - New Lebanon , OH
“Anne, I am blessed to have known you since childhood, high school and evolving into our adult lives. So many memories to numerous to mention but...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Renee Waltz - Brookville, OH
“To Lauren & Timm & the rest of the family, I 'm so very sorry for your loss, I know how it feels to lose a mother. She will live on in your hearts.
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6 of 33 | Posted by: Charlene Davidson - dayton, OH
“I miss you really much anne becuase you were a really good friend and you were really nice to me when you were in walgreens .And i miss you and your...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Josh Kropelin - eaton, OH
“i will greatly miss you and forever remember you! You are a very special person. i miss you coming into the eaton place and seeing you at walgreens. ...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: cheryl kropelin - eaton, OH
I'm so sad you are no longer among us. May you be at rest. I have always smiled to myself and always will, remembering the grand fun of...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: connie breece - Boston, MA
“So sorry to hear of the passing of Anne. I was enjoyed talking to her when she came into the Eaton Place. She always had a smile on her face &...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Heather Bowser - eaton, OH
“Jimmy and family. I am so sorry for your loss and want you to know you are all in our thoghts and prayers. Cherish the memories you have with Ann,...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Ron and Donna Jones - FL
“IT IS SO HARD TO BELEAVE YOUR GONE. I SIT AND WAIT FOR U TO COME WALKING IN THE HOUSE WITH DADDY. I CAN NOT PUT INTO WORDS HOW U HAVE MADE ALL 4 OF...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: tammy koeller straszheim - EATON, OH
“To Anne's Family,
What a wonderful spark Anne brought to all of us. She could light any day with a story and her easy, full laugh. We will miss...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Britt Nelson - Otis, OR - cousin
“Jim and all the family, Anne was a very special lady, we will miss seeing her in the Eaton Place, she was always happy and a joy to talk with; ...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Tommy & Mary Ann Centers - Eaton, OH
“Anne, will be greatly missed. I enjoyed working with her.
15 of 33 | Posted by: Elaine and Morris Fudge - Eaton, OH
“What a terrible loss. Anne was my first girlfriend in the 7th grade. She was the first girl I ever kissed. We had good times and remained friends....Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: jeffrey L. Peace - Clayton, OH
“To Anne's family-I am so very sorry for your loss. Anne will be deeply missed by many people. I have so many good memories of Anne-since we were in...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Ladora Layman McCracken - OH
I don't know if you remember me but, I worked with Anne at Gary's and often saw the two of you at the Eaton Place when I worked there. I was...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Lois Morrow - Eaton, OH - friend
“Jim - You are in my thoughts and prayers. Anne was a wonderful person. I will greatly miss working with her and visiting with you when you would...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Susan Armstead - Eaton, OH
“Jim, We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
20 of 33 | Posted by: Rick & Kim Ashman - Eaton, OH
“Jim, Al and I are so sorry for your loss, She will be missed by all that knew her.
21 of 33 | Posted by: Vicki Murray Oliver - Eaton, OH
I'm really sorry for your loss. I have some really GREAT memories of being at your house, all the time :).... Your mom, was a awesome mom....Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: jessica Monday - kettering, OH
“So sorry for your loss! She sounds like she was an amazing woman. She will be missed by alot of family and friends. Lauren, hang in there and...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Penny Milligan - New Carlilsle, OH
“Anne and her family had been an incredible part of my childhood. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories of Lauren, Timm, and of course Brian. ...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Ben Pfeiffer - Huber Heights, OH
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25 of 33 | Posted by: Ben Pfeiffer - Huber Heights, OH
You are in my thoughts and prayers and I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I did not know Ann very well I always enjoyed my encounters...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Jayne Roach Strine - Eaton, OH
“Lauren, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
27 of 33 | Posted by: Holly Adkisson - Dayton, OH
“We both always loved to see Ann, in and out of Walgreens. Every time we would see Jim and Ann, Ann always gave Dale a big hug. She and Jim were a...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Dale and Beverly Smith Whitman - OH
“Anne - We were first grade classmates. I remember you and your family well. Your parents owned the local newspaper in Trotwood. You always had a...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Marianne Piatt Brooks - Columbus, OH
“Anne, I have so many memories of the many things we did together. I've known you since kindergarten, went to Sunday School and Church at Triumphant...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Pati Ullery Oliver - Tipp City, OH
“Anne, I'll never forget you wanting to go to the pool, drive-in movies, and any other place Doug, Joe, Tom and the rest of us guys were going back...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: howard fields - nashville, TN
“God BlessYou Anne, May you Rest In Peace*
32 of 33 | Posted by: Sandra Stanton - Trotwood , OH
“You were still a youngster when Doug and I got married. I remember how close you were with your mother and all of our holiday get-togethers with...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Nancy Roof - Indianapolis, IN
KOELLER, Anne Roof (Grant),
60, of Eaton, Ohio – beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend – died at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, August 2, 2012, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash July 19, in Preble County, Ohio.
She was a passenger in a car driven by her brother, Douglas Jay Roof, who was killed in the same accident. They were enroute to a service in Brookville, Ohio, for a childhood friend.
When admitted, Anne was listed in critical condition with a severe traumatic brain injury. She had an advance directive to not be resuscitated. At her death Anne's body was donated for medical use before cremation.
Anne will be remembered as an energetic, spirited, feisty woman who had a keen mind and who was full of life. During her too-short life she attracted a wide circle of friends wherever she was.
She was a sports enthusiast who followed her children's and grandchildren's athletics faithfully. She was an avid Buckeye football fan. She and her brothers, Bill and Doug, had been best friends since childhood. They celebrated that friendship a thousand times over and in 2009 traveled to Alaska and Denali National Park along with Bill's wife, Bobbi. Anne will be greatly missed by the many who cherished her love, friendship and boundless enthusiasm.
Born in Dayton and having grown up in Trotwood, Anne graduated from Trotwood-Madison High School in 1970, She studied theatre at Wright State University and at Ohio University. She appeared in several stage productions including the Trotwood Circle Theater
Anne was a Pharmacy Tech at Walgreens Pharmacy, Eaton, where she worked for several years following a similar position at the former Gary's Pharmacy, Eaton. Anne also had been a cook at The Eaton Place. Before relocating to Eaton, Anne lived in Dayton where she managed several restaurants. Previously she worked as a unit clerk in Labor and Delivery at Miami Valley Hospital.
Anne is survived by her husband, James W. Koeller, Eaton; two children: Timm (Jamie) Grant, Dayton, and one grandchild, Emily; and Lauren Grant, Kettering, Ohio, and her boyfriend, Andrew T. Davenport; a brother, Bill (Bobbi), Round Rock, Texas; and a half-brother Jim Roof, of Littleton, Colo. She is also survived by her first husband, Greg Grant, Kettering, and fiancée, Lori Siewe, She had a host of nieces and nephews.
Anne is also survived by her husband's children: Tammy (Brad) Straszheim, four granddaughters, Annie, Tiffany, Kara and Katie; Shelley (Alan) Stobaugh, one grandson, Aaron; and James (LaGina ) A. Koeller, and grandchildren, Derrick and Jordan, all of Eaton. Anne is survived by several great grandchildren.
A son, Brian preceded Anne in death at 12 in 1996. Anne was also preceded in death by her father, Elgin, in 1965 and mother, Dorothy, in 1980, both of Trotwood; and brother, Doug, Indianapolis, on July 19, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Anne's memory may be made to the Humane Society of Preble County, 951 S. Barron St., Eaton, OH 45320, or online at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH95.html.
A public viewing will be held August 8 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Rogers Funeral Home, New Lebanon, Ohio. A service will follow beginning at 3:30 under the direction of Pastor Gary Wood.
As part of Anne's wishes, visitors are asked to wear something red as a representation of Anne's favorite color. Following cremation, private burial services will be held in Dayton and Trotwood.