Anna Maude (Ann) White of O’Fallon passed away at home on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the age of 101.
Beloved daughter of the late Ivo and the Edith Frasier Sherwood, she was born on Jan. 22, 1917, in Huntsville.
Anna was the loving wife of Cleo W White; devoted mother of Linda (Robert) McCullough, C.V. (Margaret Ann) White and John D White.
She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers and sister, Carlene (Claude) Tyler, Vincent (Florence) Sherwood and John Sherwood. Anna had six grandchildren; Bruce (Michelle), Douglas (Frances) McCullough, Mary Flotte, Elizabeth (John) Young, Julie White and David (Vanessa) White; 15 great-grandchildren, Natalie (Shane) Goodall, Nick and Benjamin McCullough, Stephen (Lindsay) McCullough, Eric McCullough, Lauren Flotte, Lindsay, David Flotte, Sara, Kelcie, Carly Young, Andy and Joe Santarelli, Taylor and Jacob White; and three great-great-grandchildren, Brook, Emma and Keaton.
Anna was a graduate of Huntsville high school and attended NE MO State Teachers College. Anna met and married her husband while in Kirksville on Oct. 24, 1937. After receiving her teaching certificate she taught a few years at a country one room school prior to moving to Hannibal in 1941. In Hannibal she taught elementary grades at Mills Creek School and Hannibal School District for 36 years. he continued her education there and received her BS in Education from Culver–Stockton College in 1962. After retirement, Anna and Cleo were principal caregivers to her mother and father in Huntsville until their deaths. Anna was a member of the Hannibal Presbyterian Church.
After the passing of her husband in 1993 she moved to O’Fallon in 2000. She continued her friendships in Hannibal while building another family of friends in the greater St Louis area & actively participated with her growing family in many locations. She attended the Corner Stone Methodist Church in O’Fallon and continued her church membership in Hannibal. Her joy was being with her family and friends for all celebrations and she enjoyed tours and travels.
She will be missed by her family, friends and all that knew her.
The family is being served by the Baue Funeral Home. A Memorial Gathering Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be followed by a Memorial Service at 10 a.m. at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles MO. Interment will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone UMC in O’Fallon or Hannibal First Presbyterian Church. Visit Baue.com