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Anna L. Herlinger

d. August 26, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church south of Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Robert Dubbert, Jason Toalson, Kevin Knipfel, Bill Bennett, Roger Cope, Gary Roppel. Honorary pallbearers: Marion Hawkinson, J. C. Miller, Greg Hendricks, Terry Newland and Bruce Johnson.

Anna Louise (Knipfel) Herlinger passed away at 3:55 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Anna grew up and attended schools near Laddonia. She was a graduate of Laddonia High School in 1942. Anna worked with her mother at the Bobby Brooks Garment Factory in Vandalia for several years. After she and Kenneth were married in 1946, they moved to their farm south of Vandalia. Anna had many chickens for her egg business and grew some of the biggest and best tasting strawberries around. She had a green thumb and enjoyed her garden, flowers and cooking. Anna was a long-time member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church which she and Kenneth helped many others to rebuild after the devastating fire.

Born: September 4, 1924 in rural Laddonia the daughter of Herbert Clayton and Norine Elizabeth (Clark) Knipfel.

Married: John Kenneth Herlinger on March 6, 1946 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on September 10, 2012.

Survivors include: one brother, John and wife, Mary Knipfel of Montgomery City; two sisters-in-law: Marjorie Dubbert and Louella Knipfel, both of Laddonia; three nephews: Robert and wife, Kerry Dubbert of rural Laddonia; Jerry and wife, Chris Knipfel of Mexico; Kevin and wife, Lisa Knipfel of High Hill; six nieces: Barbara Dubbert-Berggren and husband, Eric Berggren of Portland, Oregon; Charolette and husband, Greg Hendricks of Columbia; Betty and husband, John Miller of Mokane; Debbie and husband, Roger Cope of Martinsburg; Tammy Knipfel of Laddonia; Karla and husband, Mark Uthlaut of Montgomery City; also survived by 24 great-nieces and nephews and 24 great-great-nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Kenneth; one brother, Herbert Knipfel; one brother-in-law, Victor Dubbert; three nephews: Jimmy Knipfel, Mike Knipfel and Paul Knipfel; one great-niece, Tracey Seay.

Memorials are encouraged to the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church.

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