Anne Boswell

Born: 08/27/1959 Passed:

Anne Boswell of Hudson Ohio passed away on July 2, 2021 at the age of 61 while in Hospice care after a hard-fought battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Angiosarcoma.

Anne is survived by her husband Dennis and daughter Amanda, mother Joyce Ostrowske, brother Lew Smith, sister-in-law Marge (David) Johnson, sister-in-law Patti Davies, and brother-in-law Michael (Kimberly) Boswell. Additionally, she leaves behind cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, colleagues, and friends. She is predeceased by her father Donald Smith and several beloved family members and friends.

Anne was born August 27, 1959, in Ravenna Ohio and grew up in Mantua Ohio. While attending Crestwood High School, she was selected as the Mantua Potato Festival Queen, won the state championship baton twirling competition, and met her husband, Dennis. They were married on May 13, 1978. Following the birth of their daughter Amanda, Anne began working as a paraprofessional (teaching aide) in the Hudson City School District. During this time and while working with several wonderful educators, Anne realized her gift and passion for teaching. This realization led her to the University of Akron at age 48 to begin her bachelor’s degree in education where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012. Upon completing her student teaching, she taught in Twinsburg, Cuyahoga Falls, and most recently in Cuyahoga Heights. She also completed her master’s degree and obtained her endorsement for gifted education, as she spent most of her years teaching gifted children in the classroom.

Anne also energetically coached high school volleyball for 12 years in Hudson, Twinsburg, and Cuyahoga Falls, as well as several local JO teams. She coached many athletes and shared her love of the sport with them. In addition to her love of teaching and coaching, Anne enjoyed gardening, traveling, live music, keeping her cars in pristine condition, and sitting on her porch or deck with a cup of coffee and a good book.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday July 17, 2021 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 2113 Ravenna Street Hudson, Ohio 44236. Family and friends are invited to gather anytime between 11:00am to 11:45am and the service will begin at noon. Lunch will be provided immediately following the service, where all are encouraged to continue to celebrate and share memories. The Service will also be live streamed, please visit the church website ( for access to the live streamed service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Stewart’s Caring Place, Cancer Wellness Center (3501 Ridge Park Drive, Fairlawn OH 44333, checks made out to Stewart’s Caring Place) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (1404 Goodale Blvd Suite 200 Columbus OH 43212, checks made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital). Anne was so supportive of Amanda’s fundraising efforts for St. Jude and attended her first race in Memphis as the #1 cheerleader. St. Jude donations can also be made directly to Amanda’s page at We will have boxes for each to accept donations if you prefer to bring it with you.

Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society



10 Tributes to Anne Boswell

  1. Roberta and Tim Heasley says:

    Anne’s laugh was the best! Truly, a burst of joy when she shared it with you! So many good times living next door to Anne, Dennis, and Amanda— we will cherish those memories forever! ????❤️????

  2. Onalee says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Dennis and Amanda… along with the rest of Anne’s family. I was blessed to call Anne my friend. Heaven gained an Angel … God Bless …

    • Mark Gustafson CHS Class of 1974 says:

      My condolences to Dennis and their families.

    • Karen Klein says:

      Anne was so loved by the many lives that she has touched, especially her family, friends, neighbors, and students. She had such a kind and giving heart and she would do anything to help others in need. Anne was always smiling. Now she is a Guardian Angel watching over the ones she loved so deeply.

  3. Melissa Dotson Freund says:

    I was so sad to read about Anne’s passing and about what she had been going through. Anne was such a good friend to me when we were in high school. I was in her wedding and she was in mine. Then somehow we lost track of each other. I guess life got in the way. Thinking of Anne’s family and friends.

  4. Joyce Kelly says:

    My heart breaks for Dennis and Amanda. Anne was a very special lady. We lost track of each other after high school. Was so happy we reconnected over the past few years. Anne was truly an inspiration. I was blessed she was my friend. I know heaven is rejoicing and Anne is smiling down on us. RIP dear Anne. Sending prayers, love, and hugs.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I worked with Anne at Cuyahoga Heights Elementary School for several years. She touched the lives of many students and will be missed. She was a capable, devoted, and loving educator. Anne was also well-respected by co-workers and parents. Kathy D’Aquila

  6. Elaine Collins says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Dennis and Amanda in the passing of your wife and mother. Anne was an inspiration to everyone at CHES and a beloved friend. Her smile was contagious! Anne was an exceptional educator and was loved by her colleagues and students. I will miss Anne tremendously, but know that she is now among the angles in heaven.

  7. Chris, Susan, Amanda and Kyle Schwind says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Dennis and Amanda for their tragic loss. Anne had a real gift for wrangling kids. Her laugh was sincere and infectious. She will be missed.

  8. Joyce Ostrowske (Mother) says:

    Thank you to everyone for their heart feeled words. My daughrer was a very active outgoing lady, she was like a stallion, you couldn’t hold her back, so when she turned 18 I untied her from the apron string and let her go. I told her her her life was hers now to do what she wanted to with it and she did just that, she done very well Im proud of her. You have to let go, I’m not sorry I did, she done very well. Again thank you for your kind words.

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