Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Obit of Anna S. (Dohman) Deany

CULLOM — Anna S. “Anne” Deany, 100, of Danforth, formerly of Cullom, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Sept. 8, 2016, at Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Cullom, with the Rev. William Keebler officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Cullom. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom, and also for one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials in her name may be left to St. John’s Catholic Church or the Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth. Anna was born Oct. 28, 1915, in Chicago, the third of eight children, a daughter of Frank and Anna Drenkelfuss Dohman, who had immigrated from Germany to Chicago. She married Donald C. Deany Sr. on June 30, 1934, in Cullom, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2007. Surviving are five sons, Donald (Joyce) Deany Jr., Watseka; Jerome (Carol) Deany, Richton Park; Bernard (Dorothy) Deany, Bloomington; Raphael Deany, Chebanse; and Thomas (Mary) Deany, Louisville, Colo; one son-in-law, Dennis Clark, Fairhope, Ala.; 18 grandchildren: 35 greatgrandchildren: three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Louise Teel, Pontiac. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Barbara Clark; daughter-in-law, Mary Deany; and siblings, Elizabeth Wallrich, Francis Dohman, William Dohman, Richard Dohman, George Dohman and Gary Dohman. Anne attended Chatsworth and Cullom schools and graduated from Cullom Community High School in 1934. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. Anne taught religious education classes for many years. Anne lived with her family in Ovenhausen, Germany, for one year in 1920, when her family moved to Germany. When they returned to America, her father became a farmer, mostly in the Charlotte area. Anne and Donald farmed for 20 years southeast of Cullom, then moved to a farm near Charlotte. Anne cherished her many wonderful friends and enjoyed visiting with them. She loved spending time with her family and was an excellent cook who also enjoyed baking and decorating doll cakes for her grandchildren. Anne enjoyed watching birds and taking care of plants, and became an avid bingo player after she moved to Prairieview in 2009. A highlight of Anna's recent past was her 100th birthday party last October. She enjoyed reminiscing with the 100 family members and friends who attended, and perusing the 200-plus cards she received for the occasion and, since the party, sharing them with her many visitors. This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed atwww.calvertmemorial.com.

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