December 16, 1969 - July 30, 2021
Ann Laurie Pechacek, 51, of Columbus, OH, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 30, 2021. A visitation will be held 6-8 pm on Friday, August 6th at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at the same location at 2 pm on Saturday, August 7th. Born December 16, 1969, in Muskogee, OK, to Larry and Susan Pechacek, Ann grew up in Tahlequah, OK, where she graduated high school. She continued her education at the University of Oklahoma (and bled crimson and cream, for sure!) and ultimately graduated from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. She received her Master's in Library Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ann worked at Worthington Libraries for 20 years, first as a teen librarian and most recently as a lead librarian. It was a thrill for her to take a reluctant reader, especially a child or teen, and turn them into a lifelong learner and reader. Ann loved to travel. It could be a road trip or travelling internationally. Exploration whether in the form of a good book or discovering a different culture brought Ann immense joy. She was a supporter of the arts and loved a good concert. Ann was successful in her profession and an integral part of the library community, earning accolades and participating on a national stage, but what set her apart was that she loved well. She listened to you, laughed with you, held you when you needed it and never gave up on you. Ann is leaving behind her beloved kitties, Callie and Ricky Bobby. She was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Susan Pechacek. Ann is survived by her sister, Amy Pechacek Castello and her family: brother-in-law, Charles, nephews, Sam and Will, and niece, Madi. She is also survived by her niece, Sarah McCool, Sarah's husband, Josh, and their children, Jake, Colton and Addison. In addition to other family members, she will be dearly missed by many friends, neighbors and colleagues. In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Ann's life with a donation to one of these organizations dear to her heart: Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries 820 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085; Cat Welfare - http://www.catwelfareassoc.org/donate (741 Wetmore Road, Columbus, OH 43214); A Kid Again - https://akidagain.org/donate (777-G Dearborn Park Lane, Columbus, OH 43085).
Ann Laurie Pechacek, 51, of Columbus, OH, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 30, 2021. A visitation will be held 6-8 pm on Friday, August 6th at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at the same location... View Obituary & Service Information
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