Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 16, 2008
OBITUARY - ANNA M. (ANDERSON) WORTHINGON, 89
1919 - 2008
Anna M. ANDERSON WORTHINGTON was born on a farm in Mount Ayr, Iowa, March 8, 1919, to L. Earl ANDERSON and Elva Arlena
SALTZMAN ANDERSON. Anne went to be with Jesus on Sept. 26, 2008, in Bremerton, Wash.
She received her education at Iowa schools and after graduation taught in rural schools for five years.
She was married to Dennis WORTHINGTON on Sept. 3, 1940. They moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1951. Their daughter, Nancy S.
WORTHINGTON, was born Oct. 17, 1953. Dennis and Anna were divorced in 1961.
Anna worked for 11 years in the county treasurer’s office, then later as secretary to the administrator at Coeur d’Alene
Homes and Heritage Place.
Anna was an active member in the congregation of the First Christian Church in Coeur d’Alene, a member of Eastern Star for
more than 50 years and worked in the Senior Companion Program.
Anna is survived by her daughter, Nancy RATHKE; son-in-law Fritz RATHKE; grandson Ryan; and granddaughter Renee RATHKE;
brother Chester ANDERSON; and sisters Ruby ANDERSON and Marilyn ROSE; nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
No service will be held at this time. Memorials may be made to Coeur d’Alene Homes or the First Christian Church, Coeur
d’Alene. Memorials may be made to Coeur d’Alene Homes or the First Christian Church, Coeur
Please sign Anna’s guest registry and view her online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com.
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