Obituary Anne Grubbs (October 14, 1950 – August 8, 2014)

Anne Blane Grubbs, 63 of Bowling Green died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky.

She was born October 14, 1950 and was a former native of Martinsville, Virginia. Mrs. Grubbs was the daughter of the late Margaret Shelburne Blane and John Blane and is preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Dana Davis Bayley of Raleigh, North Carolina.

She was a graduate of Roanoke College where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, and a graduate of Western Kentucky University where she received her Masters Degree in Education.

Mrs. Grubbs retired from Bowling Green/Warren County Community Education after 17 years where she served as the Enrichment and Volunteer Coordinator; she previously taught for 20 years in elementary schools in Kentucky and Virginia.

She was a member of State Street United Methodist Church.

She was an 11 year cancer survivor.

Mrs. Grubbs was the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2010; The Athena Leadership Award in 2010; and was named the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission Woman of the Year in 2003.

She was a former board member of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, she was a member of Kiwanis and was president in 2012-2013.

She was former member of the Bowling Green Women’s Club, the Houchens Center Board and was an ALIVE Center Founding Member.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Grubbs of Bowling Green; several nieces and nephews; hundreds of former students; many good friends and the Bowling Green Volunteer Community.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at State Street United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday, August 11, 2014 at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Bowling Green Kiwanis Scholarship Fund or the Anne Grubbs Community Education Fund at Western Kentucky University.

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