Anna F. E. Christian

Age 82 of Harrington, formerly of Chaucer Dr., Newark, went home to be with the Lord on February 9, 2013 of a prolonged illness. Anna was born on July 30, 1930 in Clarington, OH to Iva and Clarence Kinney. At the time of her death, she was living with her daughter Pamela Lewis and her husband Larry who took care of her.

Anna held many jobs, most of which as a seamstress, and worked at various businesses such as the Harrington Shirt Factory, ILC of Dover, Playtex, Guida Clothing, Protech Inc. of Dover, and BF Goodrich of Newark. After retiring, she worked for Hardees of Newark, and several department stores.

Anna was a great mother and tried her best to bring her children up the best she could and give the best she had to offer through her undying love. She enjoyed spending time with her children. She loved to cook, and hosted many holiday functions that brought the family together, as well as Sunday suppers for the whole family. She loved each of her children and gave God the credit for each and every one of them. She loved to read, sew, and after her retirement, watch her soap operas. In her last few years on this earth, Anna enjoyed camping and also showed a love for art, something she did not have time for while raising her children. Anna made many paintings and types of crafts which the family will forever cherish. She will be sadly missed.

Preceded in death by: husband, Clarence E. Christian; son, Harold E. Roberts Sr.; grandchildren, William Casterline Jr. and Zachary Frankos. Survivors include her son, Harry Roberts Jr. of Harrington; daughters , Violet Goodell of Delano, CA, Patricia Graves of Camden, Anna Ambellan of Dover, Pamela Lewis of Harrington, Barbara Roberts of Seaford, Anna Willis of OakHill, Ohio; step children, Edward Christian of OK, Thomas Christian, David Christian, Christopher Christian, Teresa Young, and Kitty Wheeler all of Newark; brother, Donald Kinney of Florida; sister-in-law, Athleen Payne of Newark; 17 grandchildren, 49 great-great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren

Service, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 12:00 Noon, in Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington. Visitation: One hour prior to the service

Interment, Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the of Delaware or to the Delaware Hospice.

Funeral Home

Melvin Funeral Home
15522 South Dupont Highway Harrington, DE 19952
(302) 398-3884

Published in The News Journal on Feb. 12, 2013