Ann Brent App, 89, passed away on August 28, 2023 peacefully in her sleep cared for lovingly at the Elms. Ann grew up in Lynchburg where she graduated from E. C. Glass High School. This was the start of her career as an author and editor of The Critic, E. C. Glass’ student publication. Ann went on to earn degrees from the University of Richmond, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia. Ann retired from teaching in Richmond and Lynchburg Public Schools as well as spending ten years working for the NATO Dependents’ Schools of Normandy, France and Vicenza, Italy. Ann volunteered with the Lynchburg Humane Society, Central Virginia Community Services and the Dante Alighieri Society of Virginia. She was also an advocate for live jazz performances in the Lynchburg area as well as a huge fan of Rene Marie, a friend and jazz artist. Ann also loved singer Andrea Bocelli. Ann was the daughter of Casper Jesse App and Mildred Brent App. She was preceded in death by her brother James App of Bethesda, MD. Ann is survived by two nephews, Lawrence and Patty App of Ormond Beach FL and Joel App of Gaithersburg MD; and by a niece, Cynthia App Owen of Lenoir, NC; as well as three longtime friends, Aline Bowles, Wendy Wood and Linda Mitchell, all of Lynchburg. Ann was a teacher, a librarian, an author and an entrepreneur. She loved her family and friends but most of all she loved CATS. On October 1, 2023, a Remembrance service will be held as part of the 10:30 Sunday Service at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lynchburg, Monument Terrace Steps. Following the service Ann’s ashes will be placed in the Scatter Garden, Old City Cemetery, Taylor Street. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.