Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dash Between spotlight: Ann Brand, retired Avon school bus driver

Ann Brand packed a lot of living into "The Dash Between" Feb. 13, 1924, when she was born Anna Ivka in Cleveland, Ohio, and Jan. 16, 2010, when she died at St. John Westshore Hospital in Westlake, Ohio.

She raised five kids, drove a school bus in Avon, Ohio, worked as a cashier at Discount Drug Mart in Westlake and volunteered at the Senior Center in North Ridgeville, Ohio, during her "Dash," a.k.a. life.

Her life story is featured in the Sunday, February 7, 2010, edition of The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

To recommend people for “The Dash Between” obit features for the Elyria Chronicle, Medina County Gazette, or other print or online publications, contact Alana Baranick at or 216-862-2617.

This "Dash Between" column was posted originally on on Feb. 7, 2010.

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