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Anne Ward Sabbert

Anne Ward Sabbert, American vision therapist, consultant. Lady Clairol scholar, 1980.


Sabbert, Anne Ward was born on May 28, 1940 in St. Louis. Daughter of William Morgan Senior and Annie Meroe (Burnet) Ward.


AB, Washington University, St. Louis, 1961. Master of Religious Education, Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Missouri, 1963. Postgraduate, Belleville Area College, 1981.


Member staff Caroline Mission Inner City Neighborhhod House, St. Louis, 1961-1962, Methodist Childrens' Home of Missouri, St. Louis, 1962-1963. Teacher Washington (Missouri) Public School District, 1963-1968. Educational tour director Wholesale Tours International, Incorporated, New York York City, 1973, 79, 83.

Tour director D&A Custom Tours, England, Scotland and Wales, 1990, 96. Educational tour director Adventure Tours, Costa Rica, 1994. Vision therapist Drs.

Gary Meier and Charles Friedman, Collinsville, Illinois, since 1979. Curriculum author Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc., Santa Anna, 1985, consultant, since 1988. Presenter Mid-American Vision Conference, St. Louis, 1979-1994, secretary-treasurer, since 1987.

Participant binocular and vision perception section American Academy Optometry. Tour director NAWAS International Travel Australia/New Zealand, 1997, Millennial Celebration of Oberammevgau Passion Play, Germany, 2000.


Board directors Collinsville Church Women United, since 1968, delegate National convention. Board directors Chicago United and Eden Seminary Fund Raising Committee, Webster Groves, Missouri, 1977-1979. St. John's Health Care Board, Collinsville, since 1987.

Founding member, board directors Eden Village Care Center, Edwardsville, 1977-1979. Active League of Women Voters, since 1970, delegate State Convention, 1971. Member Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.).

Member Pi Beta Phi (treasurer 1961, alumnae club since 1962), University Illinois Mothers' Club.


  • Other Interests

    Foreign and domestic travel, writing, child advocacy activities.


Married Donald Silas Sabbert, June 29, 1963. Children: Jeanne Welling Sabbert Smith, Kimberly Anne Sabbert Fleming, Amy Burnet Sabbert O'Brien, D. Scott Sabbert.