Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Rev. Kevin Ford.
Music: Lorene Syler - pianist; Janice Cummins - soloist.
Interment: Salem Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Kevin Ford, Kyle Ford, Chad Ford, Melissa Shaffer, Rebecca Martinez and Ethan Ford.
Anna Belle (Watson) Ford passed away unexpectedly at 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal. She attended rural schools near Frankford. Anna lived all her life in the Vandalia and rural Frankford area. After school, Anna worked for seven years at the International Shoe Factory. She later worked another eight years at the Bobbie Brooks Garment Factory in Vandalia, where she retired from. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia since 1989. At church, she helped with Sunday school and church dinners. Anna enjoyed ceramics, attending garage sales, embroidery, flowers and square dancing. She enjoyed feeding her birds around the house and her pet cockatiel "Buster." Anna especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Born: May 13, 1922 near Frankford, Missouri the daughter of Samuel Albert and Elsie Belle (Walsinger) Watson.
Married: William Edward Ford in Bowling Green on December 31, 1942; he preceded her in death on December 8, 2004.
Survivors include: three sons: James Edward Ford and wife Carolyn of Vandalia; Gary Lee Ford and wife Donna Rae of New London; Dennis Dale Ford and wife Deborah of Fayette; grandchildren: Carmen Ford of Louisiana; Kevin Ford and wife Mary of Hannibal; Kyle Ford and wife Michelle of New London; Chad Ford and wife Leigh Anne of Hannibal; Melissa Shaffer of Olathe, Kansas; Rebecca Martinez and husband Adam of Slidell, Louisiana; two brothers: Henry Watson and wife Kathleen of Curryville; Albert Watson and wife Donna of Vandalia; two sisters: Viola Hilt of Harrin, Illinois; Melba Hamilton of Farber; also survived by 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by: parents; husband, William Edward; one brother, Samuel Wayne Watson; five sisters: Helen Lavina Gilbert, Mae Josephine Miller, Alice Bernice Watson, Emma Irene Fitzpatrick and Wilma Kathaleen Watson.
Memorials are encouraged to the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia.