Little, Marie Anna Lee (nee Klinghammer) 98, of St. Charles, MO, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2013. Beloved mother of Celeste (Sonny) Britt, John (Katrina) Little, Joan (Hans) Haven and Maxine (Andrew) Frangenberg; loving grandmother of Spencer and Kimberly Britt, and Faith and Jonathan Frangenberg. She was preceded in death in 2006 by a beloved daughter, Mary Ellen Little. Anna Lee was born on Oct. 12, 1914, on a farm outside Portage des Sioux, M0, to Oscar and Marie Mallioux Klinghammer. She married Dallas Little, also of Portage des Sioux, in 1949. They were married for 25 years before he preceded her in death in 1974. She spent more than 20 years working at first part-time and then full-time for the Portage des Sioux Post Office, including serving as postmaster for six years before retiring in 1981. She loved farm life, grew a large vegetable garden for many years and delighted in her flowers. But her true gift was in the way she treated other people, always placing others before herself. Just by being who she was, she left this world a better place. Through her faith in God, Anna Lee left a legacy of love for her family and friends. She leaves behind an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, who surrounded her with love and support, making sure she got to church twice weekly and took part in Knights of Columbus dinners, Lenten fish fries, birthday parties and pinochle games. Her family is forever grateful for the many acts of kindness shown to her over the years. Anna Lee donated her body to St. Louis University School of Medicine. Services: A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4th at St. Peter Catholic Church, 221 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles. The family will greet friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. inside the church before Mass. There will be a lunch following the Mass at the parish hall next door. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Smile Train (smiletrain.org), Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Peter Parish (saintpeterchurchand school.org), or AmVets (amvets.org).
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Apr. 24, 2013