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1974 she moved to a farm in Douglas County Ann Cory died Nov. 1, 2006, in West Plains, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, at the age of 79.
Born and raised in The Netherlands, she was fortunate to survive World War II because her parents owned a grocery store. In 1946, Ann came to California to visit her aunt and uncle, married Joe Schafer, and became a U. S. citizen.
As a child in Holland, she had fond memories of visiting her relatives’ farm and loved the country life.
In 1974, she remarried and moved with Chuck Cory to a larger farm in Douglas County outside Willow Springs. She brought with her a herd of champion Toggenburg goats. Ann had a green thumb and loved all animals, but especially her goats. She enjoyed many handcrafts, including knitting and braiding rugs.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda and her husband, Don Emblen, of California, a son, Vince Schafer, of Alaska, and a daughter, Emma Raborn, of Arkansas. Ann leaves four grandchildren, Neva, Trevor, Ashley, and Ian.
Donations may be made in her memory to Kids to Kids, Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202 or www. heifer.org/kids, or your favorite charity.