Anna Louise Woods
1924 - 2021
BORN
1924
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Hamilton's Funeral Home
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Anna Louise Woods

Ankeny - Anna Louise Woods, 96, passed away on June 6, 2021, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born in Allerton, Iowa, on October 3, 1924, to Floyd and Grace Knapp.

Anna graduated from North High School in Des Moines and worked as an Occupational Therapist at Broadlawns General Hospital. Anna was a lifelong learner, continuing her education at Drake University where she received a master's degree in Special Education. She spent her career teaching special education at Ogden Middle School. In 1971, Anna was named American Business Woman of the year by the American Business Women's Association. Anna was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved watching the games. She enjoyed crocheting and making handmade gifts for her family and friends. Anna was also an active member of Church of the Brethren at Ankeny.

Anna is survived by her children, Sharon (Jim) Rice, Connie (Jerry) Carney, Michaelene (Chris) Kasper, and Robert (Carol) Nading; step-children, Dee Woods Reynolds and Kay Kuhns; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Woodyard and Carol Rhoads; host of loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorin Woods; grandson, Chris Kasper; and seven siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Church of the Brethren at Ankeny, 417 SE Grant St, Ankeny, with burial to follow at Oralabor Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the church, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of the Brethren at Ankeny, in loving memory of Anna.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.



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Published by the Des Moines Register from Jun. 8 to Jun. 13, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
15
Visitation
9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Church of the Brethren at Ankeny
417 SE Grant St, Ankeny, IA
Jun
15
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
Church of the Brethren at Ankeny
417 SE Grant St, Ankeny, IA
Jun
15
Burial
Oralabor Cemetery
, IA
Funeral services provided by:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
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