Anna Mae Altom

Anna Mae Altom, 88, of Tiffin and formerly of Fredericktown, died Thursday Jan. 3, 2013, at Ruffing Family Care Center, Tiffin, following an extended illness.

Anna was born Feb. 15, 1924, at Waterford in Knox County, to Lovell and Mildred (Purdy) Lane. She graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1942 and attended Central Ohio Technical College, Newark. She worked at the former FW Woolworth Company, Mount Vernon, the former Zolman’s Market near Fredericktown and served as a teacher’s aide for the Westwood School System, New Castle, Ind. Anna was a member of Waterford Church of Christ.

Anna is survived by five children, Carolyn (Norm) Harvey of Dublin, Michael (Crystal) Altom of Attica, Ind., Terry (Gina) Altom of Richmond, Ind., Brenda Altom of Tiffin and Debbie Taylor of Losantville, Ind.; three stepchildren, Bill H. Altom, John Altom and Sharon Altom; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, William Altom; a son, William Carper; and her sister, Mary Lou Kepe.

Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Waterford Church of Christ, near Fredericktown, with her funeral beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at North Fork Cemetery, near Waterford.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St., Fredericktown, OH 43019, (740) 694-4006, is honored to serve the family of Anna Mae Altom.