Mrs. Ann M. Morell, 94, of Ubly, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Courtney Manor Nursing Home following a long illness. She was born on November 22, 1922 in Ubly, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Tschirhart) Pulcer. Ann married John P. Morell on April 16, 1940 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Schmitt’s Corners. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1999. Ann attended the Rapson Country School and was a lifelong homemaker and gardener. Ann was a former parishioner of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and was an active member of the Ladies Alter Society. She was a current parishioner of St. John Catholic Church/Good Shepherd Parish. Those who knew Ann best knew her hands were ones that tended children, nurtured many and tickled toes. In the face of ones darkness, Ann prayed, secured and consoled. Ann was blessed with praying and helping hands, hands that held on, held up and reached out, to greet, to welcome, to steady the grieving, the ill and the weak. Her hands sent a lot of signals—hold your thought, hold your knife and fork, hold your own—and privately, signs—a lot of signs—of the cross, of acknowledgement, of genuine regard for others. She especially enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, reading, travelling, visiting, letter and note writing and quilting. Ann is survived by 14 children and their spouses, Joyce Swartz and her husband, John, of Saginaw, Bernard Morell and his wife, Dorothy of Ubly, Melvin Morell and his wife, Janice of The Villages, FL, Donna Lipskey and her husband, Raymond of Minden City, Maureen A. Morell of Phoenix, AZ, Elaine Nading and her husband, Roger of Livonia, Lynn Morell of Ubly, John Morell, Jr., and his wife, Louise of Columbiaville, Marjorie Ballew and her husband, Patrick of Roseville, Audry J. Morell of Evanston, IL, Annette Mobley and her husband, Ronald of Sterling Heights, Mark Morell and his wife, Anna of Clarkston, Joseph Morell and his wife, Tammy of Ubly, and Lori Lasky and her husband, Richard of Grosse Ile; 35 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Estelle Atwell and her husband, Leroy of Columbiaville; one brother, Raymond Pulcer and his wife Donna; one sister, Arline Symons of Bad Axe. Ann was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Morell; two grandsons, Michael Swartz and Noah Lasky, her brother, Bernard Pulcer, a sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Maurer, and daughter-in-law, Maureen Morell. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am at St. John Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. Rev. Charles Hammond, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery in Ubly. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 pm and Monday from 9:00-10:00 am. There will be a vigil service held Sunday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials have been requested to Sisters of St. Clare ,4875 Shattuck Road; Saginaw, MI 48603 or the Sleeper Public Library, 2236 East Main Street; Ubly, MI 48475.