Anna Mae Reiff
April 21, 1919 ‒ August 06, 2018
Anna Mae Reiff, age 99 of Waldo, passed away Monday August 6, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.
Anna was born on April 21, 1919 at the family home in Marion County, the daughter of John and Gertrude (Augenstein) Ward.
On July 7, 1940 Anna was united in marriage to Robert Eldon Reiff in Waldo. He preceded her in death on October 17, 1954.
Anna worked as a bookkeeper for Waldo Supply, now Farmer’s Coop, for 27 years. She then worked with her sister at Farmer’s Mutual Insurance Company until she was 80 years old.
Anna had a special place in her heart for children and her face would light up anytime she was around them. She enjoyed going out to eat and remained active her entire life. Most of all, it was her family that Anna cherished the most. She adored her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She leaves behind a rich legacy of love and devotion and was the true matriarch of the family.
Anna was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and served the church in many ways along with participating in the Ladies’ Circle.
She is survived by her children: Roberta (John) Rengert, Janet (Harry) Klingel and Larry (the late Tami) Reiff; grandchildren: Kim (Dave) Urban, Jill (Roger) Teel, Joy Lacher, Traci (Ty) Marshall, Tim (Candy) Klingel, Kelly (Todd) Talley, Lori (Mark) Groff, Toby (Angie) Reiff and Chad Reiff; great grandchildren: Dane Urban, Taylore Urban, Julianne Lacher, Sarah Lacher, Derek (Rachel) Marshall, Kelby Marshall, Whitney Marshall, Cort Klingel, Katie Klingel, Jamie Talley, Abby Crabtree, Natalie Groff, Wesley Groff Turner Reiff, Hanah Reiff, and Alexis Reiff; great-great grandchildren: Lucy, Jace and Rayne; her brother James (Vi) Ward and many special nieces and nephews.
Anna is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert Eldon Reiff, siblings: Johnny Ward, Charles E. “Chuck” Ward and Lucille Miller; and her lifelong best friend, classmate and neighbor Hazel Wilt Smith.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM; Funeral service will be Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 135 W Main St, Waldo at 11AM with Pastor Sarah Schaaf officiating; burial will be in Waldo Cemetery.
If so desired, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Building Fund.
The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Reiff family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com