Ann M. Whitnable

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Anna M. Whitnable, age 90, of New Hampton, Iowa, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at MercyOne in New Hampton, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, Iowa with Father Brian Dellaert officiating. PLEASE JOIN THE FAMILY SATURDAY AT 10:30 A.M.VIA FACEBOOK LIVE ON THE CONWAY-MARKHAM FUNERAL HOMES FACEBOOK PAGE. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery at Elma, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00-700 PM on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, Iowa with a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to mass on Saturday at the church. We ask anyone attending the visitation and/or funeral to be respectful of social distancing guidelines and mask requirements. Memorials may be directed to her family. Anna Margaret Morris-Whitnable was born on December 2, 1929 to Albert John and Rose Margaret (Thuermer) Reicherts in Elma, Iowa. Ann attended country school near Alta Vista, Iowa. Ann was united in marriage to Robert Morris on November 24, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Later she was united in marriage to Leon Whitnable on June 7, 1977 in Fountain, Minnesota. After Leon’s death on December 10, 1979 she continued to live in her present home. Ann enjoyed traveling, going to auctions, going to the casino and playing cards with her family and friends. Ann was a member of Holy Family Parish in New Hampton. Ann is survived by her children Dean (Nancy) Morris of New Hampton, Iowa, Al (Joan) Morris of New Hampton, Iowa, Marilyn (Jim) Mihm of Waucoma, Iowa, Patricia Morris of Stewartville, Minnesota, Cathy (Pete) Kleinschmidt of Austin, Minnesota and Deb (Andy) Block of Orchard, Iowa; 28 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and sister Rita( Francis) Zeien of New Hampton, Iowa. Ann is preceded in death by her parents Albert and Rose Reicherts; first husband Robert Morris on October 27, 1969 and second husband Leon Whitnable; her sons Dale and Duane Morris; grandchildren Tony Morris, Scott Morris and Adam Block; great grandchild Erica Woodford; eight sisters and one brother.

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  1. Ann was an inspiration. She always had a positive attitude and would tell you that she was “just fine”. She is probably looking a a card foursome right now.

  2. I am so sorry to read about Ann’s death. I played cards with Ann for many many years. She and I were together with a group at the hospital. Ann was a kind and wonderful lady. I will pray and ask God’s blessings for her.

  3. I extend my deepest condolences to all of Ann’s family. Ann was a kind & wonderful lady. I enjoyed playing cards with Ann. May she Rest In Peace.

  4. Many years ago I can remember visiting Marilyn and Ann had made noodles. If my memory serves me correctly, they were drying laying out on sheets. I can remember thinking that must have been a lot of work! Blessings and peace to your whole family.

  5. My prayers go out to all of Ann’s family, especially to her son Dean, and his family. I’m sure she will be missed by many. Always a sad time with Holidays around the corner.

  6. Sending Prayers For Strength & Peace For Ann’s Family. Deb & Patty, So Sorry For the Loss Of Your Mom. God Bless You All. I Do Remember Ann & Leon Socializing At “Utley’s Tavern,” Many Years Ago. She Always Had A Smile. Love, Debbie (Vorwald) Morrison

  7. To all of Ann’s family: my sympathy in Ann’s passing. She was always ready for a card game and was pleasant and carried a smile to share whenever I saw her.

  8. Our heart felt sympathy to the Morris family. May God comfort you during this time of loss. Remember to hold her and the memories in your heart. May God’s Blessings be upon you! Jim & MaryAnn Onken Diesburg

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