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Ann Beischel December 22, 1937 - March 5, 2022


Ann Jacqueline Beischel
December 22, 1937 – March 5, 2022

Neidhard Young Funeral Home is assisting the Family

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Ann Jacqueline (nee Glynn) Beischel passed away surrounded by the love of her family at home on March 5, 2022. She was born on December 22, 1937 in Cincinnati to Nicholas Glynn and Lillian Jean (Bush) Glynn. Ann was the consummate friend. Whether you knew her from grade school, high school, dinner club, Mt. Healthy tennis, club tennis, church, or the neighborhood, she likely became your friend for life. For those lucky enough to be family – sisters, brothers, in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and especially her children – it was a joy of life to share a cup of tea, a glass of wine or two, a game, a meal, a phone conversation, or even a text exchange with Ann. She laughed, held confidences and was a fantastic conversationalist. She will be missed everyday when we all want to share some news with our friend and we won’t receive Ann’s warmth, kindness, or the pink two-heart emoji in return.

Ann grew up with her parents and five siblings on Woodmont Ave in Pleasant Ridge. Ann didn’t know that they grew up poor until Betty told her last week as their  lived experience was of a rich childhood with deep faith, a loving family and a free-range neighborhood. They attended Nativity for church, school and all community activities. Ann followed Claire and Betty to Regina High School, did whatever they did, and graduated in 1955.  Shortly after high school, Toby Dirr introduced Paul Beischel to Ann at a party hosted by the always ready to celebrate Glynn sisters. After their courtship, Ann and Paul were married on December 28, 1957 and loved and laughed until Paul passed in 1999. Along the way they had six children – Mark, Jean, Paul, Joe, Chuck and Sue. Paul would say, ‘there was hardly an idiot among them’. Paul and Ann and their kids centered their life in Mt Healthy and around Assumption Church – school, sports, plays, church, and construction projects – they all enjoyed the sense of community and faith.  She was a second mom to many of her children’s friends. Through her life, Ann modeled uncomplicated love and grace for her fortunate family and the many close to her heart.

Ann’s competitive streak manifested in ping-pong, Password, Monopoly, card games of all varieties, Scrabble and especially on the tennis court. She played tennis with Paul, her kids, neighbors and competitively with her club. Unsurprisingly, her across the net competitors were or became her friends for life (and for lunch dates).

Like her parents before her, she never missed an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Her home became the center for Beischel family get togethers for all occasions including more than fifty Christmases and Thanksgivings, birthdays, first communions, her kids’ keggers (always with her chili, often with her knowledge), card games, wakes, and extended visits from family. Thank goodness the door-is-always-open hospitality gene passed through the Glynn bloodline to her children.

In the last couple of weeks of her life, by some tincture of grace, Ann was able to visit personally with many of her closest loved ones, and many others by phone. With the kindness and aid of niece Becky and nephew Brian, sister Betty made it to Cincy (in an RV!) for a two-day visit with Ann that melted our hearts.

She is survived by a myriad of friends and her grateful family including her siblings: Betty Sweeney, Patrick (Rosalie) Glynn, Dan (Jane) Glynn; her brother-in-law Mark Beischel; her children: Mark (Toni), Jean (Tom) DeCilles, Joe (Kelly), Chuck (Kate), and Sue (Rob) Ludwig; her grandchildren: Christine (Logan) Derck, Amy, Megan (Brett), Joe, Angelina (Travis) Ryker, Andrew (Korie) DeCilles, Jenny (Steven) DeCilles, Beth (Brandon), Luke (Hans), Will, Grace, Helen, Abby Ludwig and Jake Ludwig; her great-grandchildren: Caroline Casey, Sterling and Judah DeCilles, Miles Derck and Faith Ryker, and fifty nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, her son Paul, her sister Claire and her husband Bob Rolfes, her brother Nick, her brother-in-law Jim Sweeney, her in-laws Bob (Grace), Dave (Norma), Jack (Rose), Jane (Carl), Sr. Lucy, Fr. Tom and Fr. Dick, her grandson Nicholas, her nephews Dan Sweeney, Jerry Beischel and Bill Beischel, and her daughter-in-law Teresa. We trust that Ann’s heavenly reunion with them has been joyous.

Visitation will be held in the gymnasium at Church of the Assumption, 7711 Joseph St., Mt. Healthy on Thursday, March 10., 2022 from 4-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10:30 AM.

Please consider making a donation to Ann’s favorite charity, the St Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Assumption Church, 7711 Joseph St, Mt Healthy OH 45231.

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