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Ann Hughes Kinsman

May 15, 1930 — May 15, 2022

On her 92nd birthday, Ann Hughes Kinsman of Lake Nuangola passed away peacefully after a brief illness.

Ann was born on May 15, 1930 to Louise Morgan Hughes and John J. Hughes, Sr., in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

After graduating from E.L. Meyers High School in 1948, she attended Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, and graduated with honors in 1952. She received a Master of Arts in European Economic History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954.

In the mid-1950s, Ann lived in Greenwich Village, New York, and taught at Hunter College. In 1958, she moved to Europe and lived in Paris, London, and The Hague. In 1970, Ann returned to Wilkes-Barre, where she was a beloved English teacher at E.L Meyers High School for twenty-five years. Ann (or Mrs. Kinsman as her students knew her) thoroughly enjoyed teaching; she was keen to support and nurture each student's unique strengths. After her retirement, she completed an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies at Luzerne County Community College and served as Chair of the Zoning Hearing Board for Nuangola Borough.

Ann was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre in her youth. While in Paris, she served as an Elder of the American Church in Paris. Later she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre.

Ann enjoyed sharing her home at Lake Nuangola, The Hitching Post, with her family and friends. She also loved the Yacht Club races, Cottage Decoration, dances at the Pavilion, and holiday picnics. In addition, Ann had a wide range of interests, including antiques, modern furniture, horticulture, fashion, fine dining, advising, and investing.

Ann is survived by her children, Kira Kinsman, of Wilkes-Barre and Philadelphia; Sara Kinsman, of Philadelphia; and R. Hugh Kinsman, of Stamford, CT; and by her daughter-in-law Susan Kinsman, of Wilkes-Barre; and son-in-law John Ceccatti, of Philadelphia. She is also survived by her wonderful grandchildren, Jeffrey Dickinson, Danielle Dickinson, Gina Dickinson, Alex Kinsman, Isabel Kinsman, and Campbell Kinsman; her great-grandson Harper Twombly; and her furry grandchildren, Popeye, Ollie, and Rooster. She is also survived by her sister, Margie Coats, and her nieces and nephews, Martha, John, David, Louise, Marilyn, Pat, Janet, and Brian; and her brother, John J. Hughes, Jr and wife Madeleine Hughes; and her niece Becky Hughes. Ann's large extended family includes many dearly cherished cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Celebration of Ann's Life begins Thursday, May 19, 2022, with visitation from 5 to 7 PM at McLaughlin's, 142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday, May 20, 2022, in the First Presbyterian Church, 97 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre.

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