Ann J. Sturgeon, 97

Ann J. Sturgeon, 97, Kokomo, passed away at 12:40 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. 

She was born on July 19, 1917, in Howard County, the daughter of Arch B. & Bessie (Hudson) Watkins.  On Oct. 11, 1940, she married Howard B. Sturgeon, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1989.

Ann was a 1937 graduate of Kokomo High School.  She was a homemaker who retired from Maple Crest Middle School in November of 1982.  Ann was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for 50 years.  She had also been past president of the Dig & Hoe Garden Club.

Ann is survived by her sons, Dr. David B. Sturgeon, DDS, Kokomo, and Michael B. (Karen Eiler) Sturgeon, North Manchester; three grandchildren, Jennifer K. Sturgeon Bryant, Tipton, Ryan M. Sturgeon, Kokomo, and Michael B. (Samantha) Sturgeon Jr., Peru; two great-grandchildren, Brittney K. Sturgeon, and Caiden M. Sturgeon; niece, Mrs. Wayne Meyers, along with a great-niece and great-nephew, all of Kokomo.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Howard Sturgeon, and two brothers, Hale Watkins, and Howard Watkins.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Rev. Larry Newberg officiating.  Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11:00 am until service time at the funeral home on Thursday.   Memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to Grace United Methodist Church.  Messages of condolence may be left online at


Posted on 2015 Apr 21