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Annetta May (Robinson) Breeden, 50, was born on September 12, 1963 in Smith Center, Kansas to the late Karen (Voorhees) Robinson and left this world on April 25, 2014 surrounded by family.
Ann, “Annie” to many, attended Smith Center High School. It was in Smith Center that she met her partner of 32 years, husband John Breeden of Franklin, Nebraska. John’s son, Zachariah, made them an instantaneous, and rowdy, family of three. She bore three children: Amanda, Jennifer, and Michael, expanding their family and chaos level to six. Her now-grown children were kind enough to bless her with three grandchildren: Brenna, Christopher, and Elijah, whom she happily spoiled with gusto.
Most will remember Ann as fiercely loyal and hardworking, as evidenced by her 19 year career at Royal Engineered Composites in Minden, Nebraska.
Ann was shy, an intensely private person and quiet with strangers, but if she knew you well or you asked about her family, she was quite chatty. Then it was hard to get her to stop talking. Ann's philosophy was, "Family matters most." She captured life through the lens of her camera as an amateur photographer, a hobby inherited from her mother. She collected unicorn knickknacks, a pastime she shared with a friend. In the last ten years, she had begun collecting chili pepper tchotchkes, mostly, because she quipped, "They aren't making any more quality unicorns". She loved to travel, but she only ever booked trips for family celebrations or to visit loved ones. She delighted in playing with her grandchildren, perhaps her favorite pastime.
Ann left behind a myriad of loved ones: family, friends, and so many who referred to her as a “second mom”. She was many things to many people. She was a daughter, a wife, a mother, a confidant, a sister, an aunt, a peacekeeper, a cousin, a grandma, a coworker, a grandchild, a caregiver, a niece, and a best friend.
We, her survivors, too numerous to list, miss her terribly and are heartbroken at our great loss, but we know that she touched so many lives. We sincerely hope you recount your memories of her with as much fondness and love as we do and will share them with us as we bid her adieu.
We invite you to join us for services on Friday, May 2nd at 11:00 am at Crossgate Community Church in Franklin, Nebraska. Visitation is available Thursday, May 1st at Hutchins Funeral Home for those unable to attend on Friday.
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