Anna E. Charles

CORNELL – Anna E. Charles, 90, 5955 Sai Rd, Cornell, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1922, in Gladstone, daughter of Louis and Mary (Iven) VanMieghem. She was raised in the Gladstone and Boney Falls area. Anna attended school in Cornell.

On Nov. 26, 1940, Anna married George J. Charles at St. Anne’s Church in Escanaba. Anna worked on the family farm with her husband and Elmer’s SuperValue.

She enjoyed knitting, sewing, deer hunting, four-wheeling, growing cabbage for deer feed, traveling and being a 4-H leader.

Anna was a member of Holy Family Church in Flat Rock and Cornell and Rock Senior Centers.

Among survivors include her seven children, Fred Charles of Cornell, Geraldine (Bob) Taipala of Oscoda, Mich., and Ossasa, Fla., Andrew (Linda) Charles of Birch Run, Mich., Gerald Charles of Gaylord, Mich., Donald (Judy) Charles of Cornell, Rosemary Charles of Cornell, James (Jenny) Charles of Grant, Mich.; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and sister, Katherine (Charles “Bud”) McAllister of Auburn, Wa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Josephine and Betty; and daughter-in-law, Sandy.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Flat Rock.

Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Charles family.