Anna May Getz

June 27, 1930 — November 14, 2018

Anna May Getz

MORTON - Anna May Getz, 88, of Morton, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Anna May was born June 27, 1930, in Ellington, Conn., to Albert and Rose (Marti) Lanz. She married John Getz on March 4, 1951, in Ellington, Conn. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2014. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Surviving are her children, Karen Getz of Windsor, Cali., David Getz of Tempe, Ariz., Janet (Stephen) Getz Fischer of Morton, Carol Getz (Michael Pizzi) of Tempe, Ariz. and Sheri (Dennis) Frank of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Stephanie (Craig) Wargin, Alex (Chelsi) Sinkhorn, Ashley (Brandon) Bergschneider, Amanda and Andrew Frank; three great grandchildren, Desmond Wargin, Parker Bergschneider and Levi Frank; one brother, Kerwin Lanz of Morton; and three sisters, Harriet (Herb) Clarke of Ellington, Conn., Lois (Bernie) Gebler of Laguna Woods, Cali., and Velda (George) Fox of Carol Stream, Ill.
After graduating from Rockville High School in Rockville, Conn. and Trapaghan School of Fashion Design in New York City, N.Y., Anna May was employed by Christian Dior until her marriage to John in 1951.
Anna May enjoyed volunteer work throughout her life. She served on the Methodist Hospital Service League. In addition, she was active in many other community organizations, including Crippled Children's Center in Peoria, Timber Ridge (Apostolic Christian Life Points) and Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton and the Apostolic Christian Church of Morton, where she was a member.
Along with her many volunteer efforts, Anna May supported and worked with her husband, John, at several of his businesses throughout their marriage. They both enjoyed traveling with family and friends.
She is most remembered by all for her love of flowers and joy of tending her gardens.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Morton Apostolic Christian Church, with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Further visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, at the church. Burial will be at Morton Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to Midwest Food Bank or Apostolic Christian Life Points.

Visitation

NOV 18. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Visitation

NOV 19. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CST)

Morton Apostolic Christian Church
2201 Veterans Rd.
Morton, IL

Service

NOV 19. 10:00 AM (CST)

Morton Apostolic Christian Church
2201 Veterans Rd.
Morton, IL
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