ANN ADELL HARTLEY MALCOLM
Ann Adell Malcolm was born to Alton and Josephine (Norris) Hartley in Portland, IN on May 15, 1928. On May 30, 2019 at the age of 91, she passed. She lived her life in Portland and learned to drive at 13. This was so she could drive the milk truck each morning helping with the milk delivery (her father ran the Hartley Dairy). Ann learned to play the piano and organ as a young girl. Loving her music, she was the organist at a country church. Ann went to Indiana University, where she began as a music major, but graduated as a Registered nurse in 1950. Being an RN was something she was very proud of and instilled many of the ideals she learned in her children. She worked off and on as a nurse for the rest of her life. In 1980, Ann finished her Bachelor’s degree at Western Michigan University.
On Aug. 5, 1950, she married the love of her life, Jim Malcolm. They had met in college; he was in school to become a dentist, also at Indiana University. She followed him, a Navy man, until 1953 when they moved to his hometown, Three Rivers, MI. They lived and raised their children there until 1985, when they moved to Sarasota, FL. While in Florida, Ann and Jim were able to live many very active years. In 2015, Ann moved to Brighton, MI to be closer to family.
Beginning in the summer of 1951, Ann and her three college roommates found time to get together. This seemed to be the pattern for the next several years. They began to call themselves, the “forever four”. Remarkably, they were able to get together every year for the next 65 years! Those are amazing friends.
Ann was active in many organizations; she joined NS DAR in 1948 and still was a member. Other organizations Ann was active in were Venice Doll Club, AAUW, St. Andrew Society, Sunshine Antique Car club, and bible study. Both Jim & Ann were members of the First Presbyterian Church, Scottish Country Dancers, and International Dancers. They loved to travel, play cards, entertain, and they enjoyed watching sunsets together.
Proceeding Ann in death are her parents, her husband, her brothers, a son and grandson. Surviving are her four children: Jim (Diana) Malcolm of Marietta, GA; Kathy (Leo) McDonough-Lemery; Beth (Craig) Hagen, both of Brighton, MI; and Anita (Mark) Visalli of Paoli, PA. Ann has 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren (the 9th due in July), and many nieces and nephews.
Ann enjoyed a full life; she was a kind and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed. A memorial service is planned for July 1st at the First Presbyterian Church, Three Rivers, beginning at 11:00 a.m.. The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to, The Sue Silliman House Museum, mail to: Abiel Fellows Chapter, 385 S. Washington St., Constantine, MI 49042-1151. Internment will be at the Riverside Cemetery.