Annabelle Von Essen - 96
10/12/1918 - 9/1/2015
Annabelle Von Essen age 96 of DeWitt, passed away Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 at Wheatland Manor in Wheatland. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday Sept. 4th at United Methodist Church in DeWitt. Visitation will be held Friday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the United Methodist Church. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Burial will be at the Lost Nation Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wheatland Manor. Casket bearers will be Don Havener, Leo Fier, Scott Steffens, and Luke Lubben. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com
Annabelle was born on Oct. 12, 1918 in Olin, IA, the daughter of Amos and Lottie (Nodurft) Spillman. She married Carl Von Essen on Mar. 25, 1935 in Clinton, he died in 1983. She was a homemaker and had worked at Krukow’s Grocery, Cooper’s Grocery, the Tillman Variety Store all in DeWitt and the Circle Inn Café in Eldridge. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in DeWitt, North Auxiliary Club, and various card clubs in DeWitt. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, cooking & canning, and she loved to dance.
Annabelle is survived by her two daughters, Judy (Ralph) Henningsen of DeWitt and Joyce Brown of Cordova, IL; 6 grandchildren, Tim, Christine, Jeff, Tony, Scott, and Sheri; 12 great grandchildren, Casey, Megan, Robert, Ashley, Hannah, Samantha, Sam, Ana, Jeremy, Jordan, Jacob, and Jarrett; 2 great-great grandchildren, Kenadie and Evie; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her daughter, Shirley Mae Maples, two sisters, Grace and Betty, a brother, LeClair, and a great grandson, Lucas.
Visitation will be held Friday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday Sept. 4th at United Methodist Church in DeWitt. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Burial will be at the Lost Nation Cemetery.View Annabelle Von Essen's Guestbook