Ann Morgan used the 1946 Bexleo theme “that during each hour of our high school years we grow in wisdom and stature, in democracy, in teamwork, in achievement and in appreciation” as inspiration for her design of the yearbook cover. The Bexleo art editor’s passion for art continued throughout her life; she was a long-term member of two sewing groups and served on the committee that designed Phase I and II of Kendal at Granville.
Following graduation, Ann met 1943 BHS graduate Bill Albershardt and they raised three sons in Bexley, William, ‘69, Mark, ‘71 Andrew, 73. Parents and sons actually shared several high school teachers including Trola McCurdy and Bob Duffey. “Our parents’ classmates were in the same social groups and they all compared notes with their children who were also classmates,” said William. Ann celebrated her family’s history in the Bexley Schools through the purchase of a paver in the BHS Alumni Piazza. She was also one of the first alumni to become a member of the Bexley Education Foundation’s Legacy Society. Ann lived at Kendal at Granville for 15 years before she passed away on February 12, 2020 at the age of 91. She is remembered by her eldest son, William as, “a really loving mother who encouraged exploration.”
Although there are no longer any Albershardts in Bexley, Ann’s legacy in the Bexley Schools will continue thanks to her naming the BEF as a beneficiary of her charitable remainder trust. We are grateful to Ann for honoring her family’s journey through the Bexley Schools in such a special manner.