In Memoriam: Ann Egner


Ann Egner was a part of Skilton House Ministries from its founding more than 40 years ago. She served on the Board in various capacities and hosted the board and executive committee meetings at her home in Ambler for the last two decades. She always had a smile and was so willing to do whatever was needed in the ministry. Ann passed away suddenly at her home, just before Thanksgiving 2020. She is survived by her husband, two children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

For many years, Ann served as the coordinator of Operation Brotherhood, providing thousands of households around the city of Philadelphia with Thanksgiving food baskets as well as a printed gospel message from their neighborhood churches. She found locations for the rallies, contacted all the churches to discuss their needs, organized the singers and preachers for the rally and the service on packing night. She ordered the turkeys, counted the canned goods, bagged onions and potatoes, and oversaw the pickup of baskets and turkeys. She was the first one at every meeting and the last one to leave.

Ann loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and for many years was energetic in promoting Christian Released Time classes for students in the Philadelphia public schools. She was fearless in her travels to any church willing to consider hosting CRT classes, driving all over the city even in her 80s.

We will greatly miss her energetic and enthusiastic presence and her ability to tackle any difficulty with the confidence that the Lord would provide. As we anxiously try to organize Operation Brotherhood without her this year, I can hear her say, “Don’t worry, the Lord will provide. He always does.”

You can read more in our Spring 2021 Newsletter.