Ann Tams

A private family service for Ann Tams, 77, Eudora, KS, will be held at a later date.  Ann died Thursday, January 26, 2012, at her home.

Ann was born on November 6, 1934 in Lowry City, MO, the daughter of Herbert and Bertha (Irvin) Armstrong.

She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas and her Master’s degree from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS.

She was a school teacher in Kansas City, KS and later worked as an administrator for Johnson County Developmental Disabilities.

Ann was a member of the De Soto Book Club, Bridge Club in Lawrence, and was an avid KU fan.

Survivors include one son, Mark Tams, Tulsa, OK; one daughter, Tracy Tams, Wichita, KS; one granddaughter, Alyssa Jo Tams, Eudora, KS; one brother, Jack Armstrong, Paola, KS; one sister, Jane Massey, Eudora, KS.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Sammy Armstrong.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Eudora Food Pantry or Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

10 Condolences

  1. Brian Langlais on January 27, 2012 at 8:54 am

    In memory. Prays to her and her family.

  2. Jessica Robson on January 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

    We love you Annie, you will be greatly missed.

  3. Brian Winslow on January 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Ann Tams family, Im so sorry to hear about Ann’s passsing. She was such a sweet lady and wonderful person. She was a friend to many, and i will never forget her kindness to me. I was her Hair Stylist for over 20 years. We always had fun laughing and visiting whenever she came in. She will be dearly missed. Take Care and God Bless you.

  4. Julie Laws-Stewart on January 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I enjoyed “working out” with Ann for years in water aerobics, yoga classes, and numerous visits at the fitness center. She was a “Class Act”, and I will miss her. May she Rest in Peace.

  5. Sharon Rogers Heilman on January 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Dear Jane and Jack,

    I was so sorry to hear of the death of your sister, Annie.

  6. Candy Rogers King on January 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Dear Jack & Jane, and Ann’s family members,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Ann was such an accomplished lady and mother.

  7. Elizabeth (Weeks) & Nick Woods on January 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    To Ann’s family, we got to know Ann when we were in New Beginnings Bible Study at Eudora United Methodist Church. We’re so thankful to have known her at church and out in the community. She was a fine woman. Your in our prayers.

  8. ellen key raab on January 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Dear Jane, Jack, and family–we were so sorry to hear that Ann passed away last week. She was such a lovely person–always cheerful and full of fun. Our thoughts are with you all.

  9. Elva R. Kindred on February 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I’m sending my condolence to the family of Ann Tams. I’m so sorry for her death. She was a lovely lady, and was taken from us quickly. May God be with you and bless you with His peace and love.
    In love,
    Elva R. Kindred

  10. Kathy Mason on August 5, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Dear Jane and Jack,
    I am so sorry to hear about Annie’s passing. I remember our trip to Las Cruces when I was 21. I always enjoyed her company and being included as a part of your family. I miss you all. Love, Kathy

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