Ann M. Bender, 28, of Morenci, Mich., died July 22, 2014, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich.
She was born Oct. 25, 1985, in Adrian, the daughter of Robert and Anna (Schoepflin) Bender.
Ann was a 2004 graduate of Adrian High School and was employed at F.S.I. in Archbold, Ohio. She was a member of the Michigan Maplettes, enjoyed scrap booking, baton twirling and won a gold medal at the Junior Olympics.
Ann is survived by three children, Kurtis Bender, Kyndra Griffin and Carter Colon; her mother, Anna (and Dean) Boger of Lyons, Ohio; her father, Robert Bender and Rebecca Sauve of Morenci; one brother, Matthew Bender of Lyons; one sister, Tonya Brehm of Lyons; two step-sisters, Sterling Sauve of St. Louis, Mo., and Danielle Boger of Metamora, Ohio; three step-brothers, Adam Sauve of Adrian, Dustin and Dylan Boger of Metamora; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, George and Carol Bender, and maternal grandparents, Steve and Ellen Schoepflin.
Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Pastor Kent Norr officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.