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Anna Wilmarth Kaplan


Last updated 12/18/2013 at 1:19pm

Anna Wilmarth Kaplan

In the providence of God, Anna Wilmarth Kaplan, 93, of Brevard, stepped into her eternal home on the sunshine filled morning of Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, from her Ridge Haven home. Her life continues where moth and rust, suffering, sadness and pain do not exist. She left this world singing and she continues to sing the praises of Divine Gracious Love.

She was a daughter of the late Bruce Wilmarth, and Bernice Hubbard Wilmarth. In addition to her parents, her beloved husband, Harry Stark Kaplan, and her brothers, Stuart Wilmarth and Paul Wilmarth, preceded her in death.

A member of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Brevard, she served during her life in various ways including working with the Red Cross, teaching English in Hialeah, Fla., serving as director of Christian education at Shenandoah Presbyterian Church in Miami, and serving as president of the South Florida Women of the Church for the PCA. But none of her activities were more important than her service of love and prayer for her family and friends. The memories of her life and stories will be cherished by all with whom she shared them.

Survivors include sons, Harry S. Kaplan Jr., of Jackson, Miss., Bruce W. Kaplan and wife, Vicki, of Miami, Fla., and Stephen R. Kaplan and wife, Linda, of Powder Springs, Ga .; daughter, Terryce Kaplan Gilchrist and husband, Stephen, of Woodstock, Ga .; sister, Ruth Olsen and husband, Arnold, of Amherst, N.H .; sister-in-law, Merilyn Kaplan, of Asheville; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 21, 2013, at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mo UpDeGraff and Rev. Dr. H. Andrew Silman officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

Memorial contributions may be given to two organizations she loved and supported, World Vision, and her alma mater, Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Ill.

Online condolences may be left at http://www.moodycon

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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