Obituary: Anna Lou (Farley) Meissner

April 16, 1930 – August 28, 2019

Anna Lou (Farley) Meissner, 89, died Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at her son’s home in Bedford, IN.

She was born April 16, 1930, in Loyal, Harlan County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Floyd and Daisy (King) Farley. She was 1950 graduate of Providence Catholic High School in Joliet, IL. She retired in September 1992 from Crane where she worked as an accountant. She enjoyed reading and corresponding with family about genealogy. Anna loved visiting her family in Harlan County, KY where she was raised.

Anna Lou married Elmer E. Meissner on September 19, 1959, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Loogootee, IN. He preceded her in death on November 13, 2003.

She is survived by two sons, Michael (Sue) Meissner of Bloomington and Chris (Anita) Meissner of Bedford; a granddaughter, Brittney (D.J.) Reynolds; a sister, Mary Rose (Gerald) Frye of Jasper; sister-in-law, Mauricette Farley of Carmel; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, brother-in-law Carrie and Arthur Saylor, Marie and Carl Bohn, Grace and Ernie Beasley, Dorothy and Carl Beasley, and brother and sister-in-law King Farley, Herbert and Shirley Farley, Jim and Janette Farley, Charles Farley, Allen Farley and Clifford Farley; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Meissner.

Funeral service for Anna Lou Meissner will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Visitation will be from 1 p.m until 3 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019. Rosary will be prayed at 2:30 p.m.

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