Anna Bode Kiehm Landis, a resident of Kingsmill in Williamsburg for over 36 years, died May 29 at Patriot's Colony. She was 97.
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Born in Newark, NJ on June 24, 1915, to William and Anna Bode Kiehm, she was raised in South Orange, N.J. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1933 and Oberlin College in 1937.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Ellsworth Landis; by two sisters, Violet Kiehm and Norma Gee, and her brother William Kiehm, Jr.
She is survived by four daughters from her first marriage to John Donald Langston: Althaea Langston, Claire Langston, Penny Alexander, and Star Boetticher, as well as nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her husband Andrew's children, grandchildren, and great grandchild.
Anna was active in many areas of the Kingsmill community. She was an avid golfer, hoping some day to "break 100." She enjoyed her membership in the Kingsmill Women's Social Club and her volunteer activities with the American Cancer Sociey.
Her passions included bridge, music, sewing, knitting, travel and, especially, cooking. At her request, there will be no memorial service. She would love to be remembered the next time you enjoy a delicious meal, hear a beautiful piece of music, or spend time with a good friend. Memorial donations may be made to the
Published in Virginia Gazette from June 5 to July 4, 2013