Cover photo for Ann Tanner's Obituary
Ann Tanner Profile Photo

Ann Tanner

February 26, 1936 — December 21, 2023


Ann Tanner


Ann Cates Tanner, 87, of Henderson, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2023 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson. She was born in Henderson to the late Abner and Alva Bailey Cates.

Ann graduated as valedictorian of both her class at Henderson High School and the Kentucky Wesleyan College Class of 1957. She worked as a medical lab technologist and loved gardening.

She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher William Tanner in 2001; a sister, Janice Claire Cates Johnston; and a brother, Donald Abner Cates.

Ann is survived by a son, Patrick S. Tanner of Owensboro; step-daughters, Pamela Tanner Hardy and Darby Tanner Rickard (Daryl); grandchildren, Hannah Jayne Tipton Burns (Brad), Nathan Rickard, Melanie Dale, Stephanie Calero and Derek Tomer; nieces and a nephew.

A service will be held at 2:00, Friday, December 29 in Christ Chapel at Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

Messages and condolences for the family may be shared at




To send flowers to the family in memory of Ann Tanner, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, December 29, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Christ Chapel at Owensboro Memorial Gardens

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 236

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers