Esther Anania

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Esther Leone Anania

Des Moines

Esther Leone Anania, 88, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 surrounded by her family. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Dunn's Funeral Home on Grand Avenue. A rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Esther was born in Des Moines to Domenic and Angelina Leone on March 25, 1923, She was a Southside resident all of her life and a proud graduate of Lincoln High School. After retiring from the Polk County Recorder's Office, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Esther is survived by her son, Francis P. Anania, Jr. (Linda), Donna Reich (Charles), Susan Hunter (Erick); six grandchildren, Francis P. Anania Ill, Christy Gooding, Ryan Anania, John Reich, Nicholas and Kathleen Hunter, and seven great-grandchIldren. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Francis P. Anania, Sr., son, Angelo P. Anania and brothers Clement, Julian and Charles Leone.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's School, St. Anthony's Church or the Kavanagh House.

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Published in Des Moines Register from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2012
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