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HARTER, Anna Lee age 96, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Hillspring of Springboro Transitional Care Center. She was born April 10, 1916 in Gunpowder Creek, (Union), Kentucky, to Lennie and Eleanor (Porr) Busby. She graduated from Woodward High School in Cincinnati and went to work the next day at Rollman's Department Store. Anna moved to Middletown in 1935 to live with her mother and step-father, Eleanor and Robert George. She married her husband, Ira Harter, in 1938. When he was called for military duty during W.W. II she traveled to wherever he was stationed. She worked in New Orleans, Charlotte and Seattle. When Ira was sent overseas in 1944, Anna returned to Middletown. A personnel landing craft was named after her, "The Anna Lee", in her honor. Anna worked as a bookkeeper for Osborne Studios for six years and then for Dawson's Heating and Plumbing for 22 years. Anna was a charter member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #218 and a life member of V.F.W. 3809. The family extends their special thanks and appreciation to the staff and members of Atrium Medical Center, Hillspring Transitional Care Center and Hospice of Dayton for their outstanding professional care, treatment and comfort that they gave her during her illness. Preceding her in death were her parents and step-father; her husband, Ira Harter in 1994; and special friends, Jean Allen of Dayton and J.R. Roberts of Middletown. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Richard) Roots and special friends Gerry Grimmitt and Kathy H. Lewis. Visitation will be Monday, March 4, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Woodside Cemetery Chapel. The American Legion Post 218 Ladies Auxiliary will have services and 11:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service with Rev. Norman Coleman officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 218 Ladies Auxiliary, Hospice of Dayton or a . Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

Published in Journal-News on Mar. 2, 2013
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