Anna Mae Altom

February 15, 1924 ‒ January 03, 2013

Tiffin formerly of Fredericktown, Ohio

Anna Mae Altom, age 88, of Tiffin, formerly of Fredericktown, died Thursday January 3, 2012 at the Ruffing Family Care Center in Tiffin following an extended illness. Anna was born February 15, 1924 at Waterford in Knox County to Lovell and Mildred (Purdy) Lane. She graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1942 and had attended the Central Ohio Technical College in Newark. She had worked at the former F W Woolworth Company in Mount Vernon and at the former Zolman’s Market near Fredericktown and had served as a teacher’s Aide for the Westwood School System in New Castle, Indiana.

Anna was a member of the Waterford Church of Christ.

Anna is survived by her children Carolyn (Norm) Harvey of Dublin, Michael (Crystal) Altom of Attica, Indiana, Terry (Gina) Altom of Richmond, Indiana, Brenda Altom of Tiffin, and Debbie Taylor of Losantville, Indiana; Stepchildren Bill H. Altom, John Altom and Sharon Altom; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and a great grandchild. Besides her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband William Altom, a son William Carper and her sister Mary Lou Kepe.

Friends may call on Monday January 7, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm at the Waterford Church of Christ near Fredericktown, where funeral services will follow at 2pm. Burial will follow the funeral service at North Fork Cemetery near Waterford.

Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to Make a Wish Foundation.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Anna Mae Altom.