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Anna Mae Wittenborn

Anna Mae Wittenborn


Anna Mae, nee Gardiner, Wittenborn, 86, of Sparta, IL; born on December 18, 1932 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL.

Mrs. Wittenborn worked at Gilster Mary Lee as a factory operator.  Anna Mae was a devoted Christian and attended bible study at Fairview Baptist Church. She later joined the First Baptist Church in Sparta, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband – Delmar Ray Wittenborn, whom she married on March 4, 1950 in Sparta, IL.  Parents – Otis Carl and Elsie Gertrude, nee Glenn, Gardiner. Sister – Fern Smith. Brother – William Otis Gardiner.

She is survived by Four Children – Robert (Janet) Wittenborn of Sparta, IL; Trudy (Wilbert) Brenning of Sparta, IL; Richard (Roberta) Wittenborn of Sparta, IL and Mark (Joanne) Wittenborn of Shiloh Hill, IL.  One Sister – Melba (Rayford) Bradshaw of Sparta, IL.  Fourteen Grandchildren. Thirty Great Grandchildren. Four Great-Great Grandchildren. Many Nieces and Nephews. Other relatives and many friends.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Randolph County Care Center Auxiliary Fund.

Visitation: Friends may call at the First Baptist Church in Sparta from 8:00am to 11:00am on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Sparta on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00am with Rev. Tim Gregory officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Fairview Church Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil – Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Bonnie & Mavis Gross says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family! Anna Mae was a wonderful lady who loved all people and was kind to everyone! She was a wonderful, loving, fun grandma to all her grandchildren and will be missed! She leaves behind many happy and wonderful memories that will be treasured!

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