Anna S. “Anne” Deany, 100, of Danforth, formerly of Cullom passed away at 9:20 PM on Thursday September 8, 2016 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom with Rev. William Keebler officiating, Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Cullom. A visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 5-7:00 pm at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in 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 in Danforth.
Anna was born the third of eight children on October 28, 1915 in Chicago, IL, 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, IL, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2007. Also surviving are five sons: Donald (Joyce) Deany Jr. of Watseka, Jerome (Carol) Deany of Richton Park, IL, Bernard (Dorothy) Deany of Bloomington, IL, Raphael Deany of Chebanse, IL, Thomas (Mary) Deany of Louisville, Co. One son-in-law: Dennis Clark of Fairhope, AL; 18 grandchildren: 35 great- grandchildren: 3 great-great grandchildren and one sister Mary Louise Teel of Pontiac, IL. 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 south east 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+ cards she received for the occasion, and since the party, sharing them with her many visitors.