Anna Barbara (Anne) Wilson Sheffield

Profile Updated: February 5, 2019
Residing In Gainesville,, VA USA
Spouse/Partner Jim Sheffield
Occupation Caregiver of husband-Am A Retired University Admin (The George Washington University-D.C.)
Children Michael S. Sheffield (1962)
Grandchildren: Micaela (1994) & Spenser (1997)
Michelle M. (Mimi) More…Sheffield-Proctor (1965)
Blake Proctor, Stepson (1990)
Matthew C. Sheffield (1968)
Grandchildren: Benjamin (1999) & Alexandra (2002)
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How does one reduce 58 years to fit into one paragraph? Inasmuch as I’m not known for being succinct, I’ll try to give you just the highlights.
After graduating with all of you from SE High in 1959, I went to what is now known as Central Missouri State University on an academic scholarship. However, after one year of required courses such as “Agriculture and Life”, I realized I was at the wrong school, headed in the wrong direction. I was fortunate to land a wonderful job in Kansas City that next year, during which time Jim Sheffield and I renewed the friendship we had at SE, when one beautiful Summer evening, we ran into one another at “Allen’s Drive-In”. (Remember Allen’s Drive-In?) We married that year and have celebrated 58 years of marriage. We have three children (who are hardly children any more): Michael S. Sheffield, 1962; Michelle (Mimi) Sheffield-Proctor, R.N., 1965; and Matthew C. Sheffield,J.D., 1968. Mike and Mimi graduated from K.U. – Mimi earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Michael earning a MBA. Matt graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with a B.A. in Political Communication, subsequently earning his law degree. He is Executive Director of Governmental Affairs for a major pharmaceutical corporation. He and his wife, Eden (also a KU graduate), and their two children, Benjamin (20) and Alexandra (16), live in Raleigh, NC. Mike and his wife, Susan (another KU graduate), live in Bucks Co., PA, along with their tson, Spenser (21), Junior in college. Micaela (24), graduated from K.U.) and Spenser (16). After 28 years in the pharmaceutical business, Michael is now an Executive with a a major pharmaceutical Corp. in the Oncology Division, in New Jersey. Mimi is an R.N. in surgery at Loudoun Hospital, here in northern Virginia, and also manages the rental of their condos in Myrtle Beach, SC. She and her husband, Teddy, have reared Tedddy's son, Blake live not far from us, which is a blessing.
During our marriage, we have lived in Kansas City, MO, Salt Lake City, UT, Leawood, KS, Princeton, NJ, and now in "Heritage Hunt", in Gainesville, VA, a northern Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. While rearing three children, I continued my education taking night school classes, earning my Paralegal Certification, and real estate licenses in MO, KS, NJ, and PA. Along the way, I have worn many hats from Cub Scout Den Mother and Brownie Leader to Public Relations Liaison for the Superintendent of KCMO Schools; Kansas Regional Director for the American Lung Association; Senior Administrator of the School of Engineering for The George Washington University, just to name a few. I worked for GW for 18 years during which time our youngest son was at GWU. I retired when I was 65. For several years after retiring, I taught school for Loudoun County schools, here in northern Virginia, as a substitute teacher, which I loved. Now, I am a full-time caregiver to Jim, as his condition continues to deteriorate. My favorite career, however, and the one of which I am most proud, has been as the mother of three wonderful children ~ and grandmother to their five children. During 1986 and 2003, all three of our children married and our four grandchildren were born.
In 1995, at the age of 54, Jim was felled by a serious stroke-like illness which caused severe brain damage,rendering him unable to walk, talk, feed himself, and caused irreversible brain damage. It’s been a long journey, and, although he is wheelchair-bound, he can now talk, feed himself, and loves to receive e-mail, however, in 2015, it was necessary to move Jim into a nursing home because he was having disastrously dangerous falls, requiring more help than I could give him. During these years, we have both lost our parents and Jim’s sister, JoAnn. My sister, Linda, still lives in the KC area. My younger sister, Charlene, and her family live here in northern Virginia. During the years, I have had the fun of traveling with Jim on some of his international junkets to Norway, Sweden, Denmark and spent several weeks in Germany when Jim was honored by his employer (a German manufacturing company). When my sister, Charlene, and her husband lived in Budapest, Hungary, for four years, she and I had fun touring Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. The year before I retired from GW, I accompanied six doctoral students and their professor for three weeks, traveling all over Egypt as the students conducted research.
Jim and I will celebrate fifty-eight years of marriage three, at which time our children gave a beautiful 50th wedding anniversary party (see picture) for us here at the Clubhouse in Heritage Hunt, an active adult (and fast becoming a retirement) community in Gainesville, VA, where we moved four years ago so that we could be on one floor in order that Jim could get around in his wheelchair more easily. I still enjoy writing and have had several articles published. I have written two books and six children’s books, all of which one day I hope to find the time to find a publisher. In the meantime, we are very thankful that we are able to just take life one day at a time.
Our address here in Heritage Hunt is 5915 Affirmed Place, Gainesville, VA 20155. Our telephone number is: (571) 248-0110. My e-mail address is: ABSheffield@comcast.net and Jim's is: gentjims2006@aim.com

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Posted on: Aug 13, 2016 at 5:14 PM

Thank you, Judi and Linda, for watching out for these things as all of us "out-of-towners" would otherwise have missed it. Yes, I knew Carol very well and briefly dated her brothet, Vern. Carol could dance and do the "West Coast Swing" better than anyone I knew! Her rendition to "Night Train" would put me in awe of her! She was a lot of fun and I know her loved ones will miss her immensely! My deepest sympathy to her family.

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Posted on: Feb 25, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Congratulations, Helen! You've reached a "milestone"! Milestones are usually considered to be only certain ages (ex., 21, 30, 40, 50, 65, 70, etc.), however, I think attaining age 75 is monumental - and to my point, I plan to join you in two weeks! Ha! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Jan 22, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Posted on: Jan 22, 2016 at 1:09 PM

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, pretty lady! Your birthday falls a day after Jim's and Tom Warners'. They are both on January 21 (1941). You've got to be much younger because you couldn't possibly be 75! If so, you certainly don't look it! Isn't that (compliment) about the BEST birthday present we can receive at this time in our lives? (I'll expect it back on March 13th! Ha!) Hope your day is wonderful, just like you!

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Posted on: Aug 09, 2015 at 5:06 PM

John, I'm so very sorry to learn of your brother's death. Losing a loved one is hard enough, but losing someone as close as a brother in the way you have is especially difficult. We pray God will keep you strong throughout this tragedy and give you the blessings of peace and wonderful memories to comfort you throughout your time of healing. Your "old" classmates, Jim & Anne Sheffield

Jul 18, 2015 at 3:33 PM

To Marilyn's family: My husband, Jim, and I were former classmates of your mother and we share your sadness of her passing. Please be comforted knowing how very much she loved you. May God bless and keep you and your loved ones always, Anne Sheffield (Anna Barbara Wilson)

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Posted on: Jun 22, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Finally, after fourteen years, I was able to get back toK.C. I visited my sister, Linda, who hasn't been doing too well after two strokes. While there, I had the fun of being able to see two old friends, Joanne (Betts) Kelley and Linda (Thompson) Ackerman. What a looong, wonderful and fun renewal of our friendships. Regretably, I didn't get a picture with Linda, but Joanne's husband snapped a picture of the two of us. What a fun Sunday afternoon, catching up with very dear, old friends. I miss them both already!

Jun 10, 2015 at 3:13 PM

For Helen: So very sorry to learn of the death of your brother, Harold. Although I haven't lost either of my two sisters, I have lost my parents and my two best friends. I know the deep pain of loss. May God send comfort and give you peace in your healing. ~ Anne Sheffield (a/k/a/ Anna Barbara Wilson)

May 30, 2015 at 10:12 AM

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jim! Birthdays are becoming more and more precious, aren't they?! Hope yours is extra special!

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50th Wedding Anniversary~June 2011
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