SPRINGFIELD – Anna Mae Povse, 95, of Springfield died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Villa East Health Care in Sherman.
She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Benld, the daughter of Mike and Alexandria Karioc Sobran. She married Laddy J. Povse in 1937; he preceded her in death on July 13, 2006.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; stepdad, Koscio Chowanec; two brothers, John and Mike Sobran; a stepbrother Ted Chowanec; and a sister, Helen Ricar.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan (Shawn) Patrick of Springfield; a son, Lawrence J. (Mary Elizabeth) Povse of Texas City, Texas; two grandchildren, Laureen (Mike) King and Larry (April) Povse; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille Wolski of Naperville, Rose Gass of Grants Pass, Ore. and Marie Novak of Downers Grove; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Anna was a resident of Springfield for most of her life. She worked at Kreske, Mel-O-Cream, Martin Way Restaurant, Hummer Manufacturing, and Whitlock Process.
She was a member of Christ the King Church and a former member of Sacred Heart Church, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a past member of St. Joseph Coterie.
A memorial gathering will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Andre Schludecker, OFM officiating. A private burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery at a later date.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Basket of Hope of Springfield or for masses.
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