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Anna Mary Darden

1922 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Anna Mary Darden Obituary
Anna Mary Darden, 91, of Glenview IL passed away peacefully, after a full, active, and happy life, on August 2, 2013. She is survived by four sons, Thomas (Patricia) of Minneapolis MN, John (Karen) of Deerfield IL, Robert of Ann Arbor MI, and David of Mundelein IL; six granddaughters, Ashley (Daniel) Waltz, Kelsey (Jason) Epner, Caitlin, Melissa, Tierney, and Claire; and one great-granddaughter, Addison. She was preceded in death by her childhood sweetheart and loving husband of 60 years, Thomas M. Darden, whom she met at age 3 at a birthday party in South Bend IN. Anna Mary was born on May 19, 1922 in Jackson MI to John and Wanda Lippincott. She attended Indiana University, transferring to, and graduating from, Wilson Teachers College in Washington D.C., after which she taught lower grades in Oak Park IL. In addition to being a loving mother to her four sons, supporting their many and varied activities, and later those of her granddaughters, she was actively involved in her community as a member of the Glenview Community Church, Garden Club, Public Library, Historical Society, and the League of Women Voters. She enjoyed playing golf and tennis, and participation in antiquing, bridge, and sewing groups. A private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to an alzheimer's charity.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 18, 2013
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