Ann Wilson obituaryIn Loving Memory…

Ann Wilson

Sue Ann Wilson, 62, of Knob Noster, passed away peacefully Monday, February 8, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born November 22, 1958, in Sedalia, she was one of two children of M. Lynn and Patty Sue (Callis) Wagenknecht.

On June 30, 1990, in Smithton, she was married to Curtis Wilson.

Ann was a graduate of Smithton High School and William Woods University. Besides her family, her life was centered around horses and music. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg and assisted with the children’s choir. She was involved in various other community efforts as well, including her recent passion of establishing the “Think God” billboard outside of Warrensburg. She had authored a book entitled “Riding the Tide.” Ann courageously battled cancer for over ten years. Her faith enabled her to face her circumstances with strength and perseverance. She will be remembered for her kindness.

She is survived by her husband, Curtis; a daughter, Hallie Wilson; her mother, Patty Wagenknecht; and special friend, Kathryn Tippie.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lynn Wagenknecht; a brother, Bill Wagenknecht; grandparents; and other close relatives.

In lieu of a graveside service, due to the weather and the pandemic, a brief service for family and close friends will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021, at Smithton United Methodist Church. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. The service will be livestreamed on Heckart Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

There will be no formal visitation, however friends may sign the guest book between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2021, and from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 12, 2021, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Burial will be at a later date in Smithton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the “Think God” billboard fund (with checks made to First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg), or to a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of the funeral home.


67 Responses

  1. We lost another good Saint this week in Ann. I cherish the opportunities to work with her these past years.

  2. Patty, I am so sorry in the loss of your daughter. May Jesus be with you now and in the coming days. My heart breaks for you, dear

  3. We’re so sorry for your loss, Patti. Our sincere sympathy to you. George and Linda Reed (Lori’s aunt and uncle)

  4. Praying for Hallie, Curtis, Patty, and your family. Ann always made you feel good. Full of joy and hope.

  5. Patty – We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Ann’s passing. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.❤️Norm and Sharon Klein

  6. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  7. Love and prayers to you Patty and family!! Anne was a very beautiful person inside and out!!

  8. Patty so very sorry for your loss. I will have all of in my thoughts and asking for prayers of comfort.

  9. Ann was an amazing lady who faced life’s challenges with style and grace. Sending hugs and prayers to her loving family.

  10. Patty, we are so sorry for your loss!! Thoughts, prayers and hugs for you all!!

  11. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Patty and the family. Our hearts are saddened by your loss.

  12. Ann was always smiling. She loved the children. I have a special
    memory of her reading one of her stories to the preschoolers. Heaven gained another angel.
    Colleen Reed ( former FUMC preschool director).

  13. Patti I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you as I know what a difficult time this is. Prayers for you and your family. Shirley Lynn.

  14. Ann was thoughtful and loving to everyone she met. We enjoyed our phone calls and time with each other. She will be missed by many people. Prayers of peace for Patty, Hallie, and Curtis.
    Rest In Peace, our sweet Ann.

  15. Curtis, Hallie, & Patty,
    What a beautiful picture and write up for Ann.

    I hope all will consider donating to Ann’s Billboard project.

    She was set on spreading the word with this billboard. It truly speaks to who Ann was and who she wanted all to make time for!

  16. So sorry for your loss. Many good memories of her as we grew up in Smithton. Prayers for healing for your heart.

  17. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that the whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. So sorry to hear the news. Ann was a wonderfully sweet person. Her smile will be missed. Phil and Carolyn Woodard

  19. So sorry for your loss my heart and prayers go out to you Patti and Halle. Ann will be deeply missed

  20. Patty, I am so sorry to hear about Ann she was a fighter. And such a sweet friend, have alot of great childhood memories with Ann.

  21. Patti and family: we are sorry to learn of Ann’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Ann was beautiful inside and out. So thoughtful and kind. God bless your family.

  22. Ann was a great friend and lady. She did so much good in our church. Prayers to you Hallie and Curtis.

  23. Patty, our hearts hurt for you and your family. You all will be in our prayers. May you feel the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. I will always remember Ann’s smile and her sweet spirit.

  24. Patty I’m so sorry to hear about Ann. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Caryla Watson (Ross)

  25. My most sincere condolences to her husband Curtis, Hallie her mother Patty and Kathy. Lifting you up in Prayer. Sweet sweet lady.~

  26. Patty and family, so sorry to hear of Hallie’s passing. May God grant you grace, peace, comfort and healing.

  27. Patty and family, please accept my apology in that my previous posting was in error as it referenced “Hallie’s passing”… should have been “Ann’s passing”.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  28. Patty and Ann’s family. My prayers and sympathy to each of you in your loss. May she rest in peace. Janet Proctor

  29. Patty, I am so sorry to hear of Annie passing. I will always remember the fun times at horseshows and her big smile. She was such a fun person to be around. Prayers to you

  30. Patty and family, my sympathy and condolences in Ann’s passing. She fought the cancer for so long. Patty, in normal times I would come give you a hug.

  31. Ann was a very special person. Her passing is a huge loss but her smile will be remembered. Patty, sending you sympathy and much love.

  32. Dear Patty, Curtis, And Hallie, Please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers. Ann was such a fighter to the end. And will always be remembered for her strength, compassion and ability to see the good no matter what happened. She was your rock! May the dear Lord hold her in the palm of His hand, until we meet again, shine on, Ann. Fondly, Pam

  33. Patti
    So very sorry for your loss of Ann. Prayers and hugs to you for comfort and strength.
    Please take care of yourself.
    Love Connie Dove

  34. Prayers and hugs for you, Patty. We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord wrap His wonderful arms of comfort around you

  35. Patty, Curtis, and Hallie, So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing! She has fought long and hard in her battle. She can now rest in the arms of God pain free and reunite with family that has gone on before her. You have my deepest sympathy and if I can be of help please let me know. You are in my thoughts and prayers and hugs to all of you. Judy and Mark Simmons

  36. Patty,Hallie,Curtis Sorry to hear of ANNs passing.
    will miss her smile and hugs what a Cowgirll
    we know She is in a Beautiful Place
    Thaughts and Prayers sent your way

  37. Love and Prayers sent to the family. So very sorry for your loss.

  38. Dear Patty, Curtis and Hallie, I am so sorry for your loss! I had the honor of growing up with Ann. She was a beautiful person inside and out. God has taken another beautiful angel home. She will be sorely missed by all. Hugs and prayers for comfort and strength. Dawn Cunningham

  39. Patty, I am so sorry for your loss. John T and I send prayers and big hugs to you. I will always carry good memories of the horse shows. Love John T and Trish

  40. So sorry for your loss Patty. My condolences to you and the family. May you find peace during this most difficult time. Prayers.

  41. Patty my deepest condolences I’m so sorry for your loss my god warp his arms around you in this time .

  42. Beautiful,sweet lady inside and out. Jesus called one of his angels home. Prayers for Curtis , Hallie Paige, Patty, close friends and family. May the Lord comfort and be with you at this time. Love you all. Lynn

  43. Patty and family, there will be such a hole in your hearts and life. Ann was a bright light that shined. Love and hugs to you all.

  44. Ann was such a ray of hope for our church. She was always ready to put others above herself, especially children. We cherish the time that we were able to know her. For her family: please know that you are all in our prayers. Dan and Kim Blackburn

  45. Patty, Curtis, and Hailey,
    So sorry to hear sweet Ann passed away. You’re in my prayers.
    Trudy and Family

  46. So sorry Patty for you and your family’s loss of Anne. Hugs and prayers of comfort for you all…

  47. Patti: So sorry to hear about Ann. My wife use to baby sit Ann and her brother Bill when they little kids. Prayers sent to you and the family. Dick and Carol Klein

  48. Patty,
    We’re wishing you courage to face the days ahead, precious memories to hold close to your heart, and peace in knowing that Ann’s suffering is over. Our hearts are with you and your family.
    We love you,
    Joni, Micaela, and Matthew

  49. Hallie,
    Your Mom accidently called me before Christmas trying to give Ian a shut in call. We had a lovely conversation about living life inspite of its challenges. I know you will miss her terribly. Our sincere condolences.

  50. Curtis, Hallie, and Patti, So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing-
    May the God of all comfort surround you, His love sustain you, and His promises of eternal life give you peace as you grieve the loss of a cherished loved one.

  51. Beautiful. Inside and out. Just like her mother. We will see her again—the joy of Christians. But, condolences to family at this very sad time- Mike and Nicki Kelley

  52. Patty and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Ann’s passing. We had so many fun times growing up. I know she will be missed by so many.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. 💜❤️
    Deana Anderson (Green)

  53. Curtis, Hallie, and Patty…please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers! Ann will be missed by many. She was always so positive and so upbeat…she was a true inspiration to all who knew her! Hold on to all your dear memories! Wanda Dahman

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