Ann Crummie was born Mary Charlotte Ann Ruffin Vaughn on February 28, 1938 in Hamlet, North Carolina to Edward and Ruth Vaugh. She passed away on May 14, 2017 at her home in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. She is survived by her husband Robert G. Crummie, MD and her children, Nolan "Scotty" Clark, Jr. (Maria), Glenn Clark, Keri Clark Bartholomew (Bobby), Jennifer Clark Jones (Russ), as well as the step-children she loved as her own, Robert Crummie, Jr. (Angie), Ryan Crummie (Leah), Rhett Crummie (April), Reid Crummie (Jill), Ginny Crummie, Rebecca Crummie Bradley, Ruby Crummie Fariello (Andrew) and Robin Crummie Palmer (Gib). She leaves behind many others including her siblings, Edward Vaughn Jr. (Susie), Janie Vaughn King (Malcolm) and John Vaughn (Linda), and twenty-six grandchildren, nieces and nephews and former dance students all across the country.
Ann founded the Ann Clark School of Dance where she taught, choreographed and directed for many years. She earned a BS in Biology from Methodist University and a Masters degree and PhD in psychology from North Carolina State University. She taught at several universities and was a practicing psychologist before her retirement. She was a member of Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, North Carolina
In keeping with her unselfish nature and love of learning, she has donated her body for scientific research. There will be a memorial service celebrating her life on Monday, May 22, 2017 at five o'clock in the afternoon at Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 408 North Main Street in Rutherfordton. The Padgett and King Mortuary is serving the family of Ann Crummie.
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Ann was my idol. She taught me everything I know about teaching dance. She was my friend and a 2nd mother to my son. She loved children like no one else I have ever known. The world has lost a wonderful, one of a kind person. I send my sympathies to all her children both those she bore and those she loved as her own (which is many)
Toni Grainger Cronin Starling
Submitted by Toni Cronin Starling on May 17 2017 08:42:53 AM
Dear Dr. Crummie. So sorry to hear of Ann's passing. I just this minute found out about it. Praying for you and the children. Gerene Butterfield
Submitted by Gerene Butterfield on May 16 2017 10:15:23 PM
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