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     Anna Elizabeth (Holt) VanGilder was born June 20, 1918 to Dennis & Flora (Faurot) Holt.  She passed away peacefully Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

     Anna married Leo Earl VanGilder, February 14, 1938.  He preceded her in death in 2008 after nearly 70 years of marriage.  Also preceding her in death, a son Carl Lee VanGilder, an older sister, Jesse Lee and brothers Warren and Dale Holt; and two great-grandsons, Scott Allen VanGilder and Ryan VanGilder.

     Survivors include three sons; Ray(Faye) VanGilder, Neal (Jan) VanGilder, Steve (Myra) VanGilder; three sisters Marcella Norton, Margie Fry and Hazel Moore; a daughter-in-law Patsy VanGilder; nine grandchildren; 26 great and step grandchildren; 22 great-great and step grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

     Anna was a housewife working on the farm and in the garden.  She was an avid bowler and won many trophies from tournament participation.  She was a member of the Milford Christian Church.

     Anna was never still – always busy canning, taking care of the pigs, embroidery, and cooking up great meals for her family and the hay crew!  She was a volunteer at the Lamar Fair, helping with set up at the Memorial Hall.  She brought home many blue ribbons.  She volunteered at the Lamar Middle School, teaching students to quilt.  Their project was then auctioned as a fundraiser.  One student asked her if she would be their Grandma.  She was a wonderful neighbor and friend.

     Services for Anna will be 10:00 am Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Milford Christian Church with Associate Pastor Darrell Doss. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. 

     Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Contributions are suggested to Milford Christian Church or TATS in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

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Richard Ryan  - Lamar, Mo.   |2016-09-03 15:31:33
Condolences to Ray,Faye and the rest of the VanGilder family. Anna was a
beautiful lady. We will miss her smiling face at Maple Senior Living on Tuesday
nights.
June Gray  - Sheldon Mo.   |2016-09-06 12:27:27
To the whole family and friends. I am sorry for your loss of A beautiful and
great lady. She is in a great place now with the Lord.
Joan Sheat   |2016-09-06 14:07:02
Condolences to all the family. I visited Anna a couple of times at the nursing
home. Regret that it wasn't more often.
Know she will be missed by many.
Marilyn M. 'Harper' Howard  - Spring Hill, Kansas 66083   |2016-09-06 15:34:10
My sincere sympathies to Ray, Faye, Patsy, Neal, and Steve and families. She
was a dear friend of my mother (Nora Harper) and a very dear neighbor as I was
growing up, going to school will Carl Lee and Ray! She will be greatly missed.
She always had a great smile for everyone. Sincerely, Marilyn
Lita Smith-Munn  - Grove, Ok   |2016-09-08 10:02:44
My husband Phillip Munn so enjoyed your mom and dad. We bowled at Lamar with
them back in the the early 70's. Your parents were wonderful!!
Jeff & Margaret Phipps   |2016-09-08 10:22:28
We are so sorry for your loss. Anna will be missed by many. Such a fine lady.
Candi Chadd   |2016-09-08 19:24:20
Ray,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My sincerest sympathies
to you, Faye, and the rest of your family. May God be with you during these
difficult times.
Susan Williams  - Carthage, MO   |2016-09-16 12:55:11
Sorry for your loss. Have been thinking of your family.
Connie Root  - Oklahoma City, Ok   |2017-01-24 11:10:46
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know my mother Dollie Green
enjoyed visiting with her on many occasions. May you look back on your time
together with fond memories.
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