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Anna A. Stratton
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Anna A. Stratton, nee Albina Anna Ianero, 95 years young, died peacefully in her home on May 13, 2017. She is survived by her sister Josephine (Ianero) Capozza, age 99, of Providence, Rhode Island, six of her seven children, and many grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Charles Irving Stratton, Jr. in 1992 and her eldest son Charles Stratton III in 2007. Anna, the youngest daughter of Italian immigrants, was born in Providence on December 16, 1921 and married during WWII in San Francisco to her U.S. Navy husband Charles in May of 1942. She grew up during the Great Depression, saw her two oldest sons serve in the Vietnam War and her only daughter serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. Anna not only raised seven children but also worked most of her life outside the home, first as a farmer’s wife before many successful ventures in retail businesses doing customer service. She could shuck corn, pluck a chicken, and sell dresses, shoes, rugs, and lingerie with the best of them. All while being impeccably dressed herself. She finally retired at age 79 after 62 years of employment. For the past twenty-five years she has lived independently at her home in Springfield’s Possum Woods where she has resided for 42 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and then a member of Risen Christ Lutheran Church for the past several decades of her life. At Calvary Church she was a deaconess and member of the choir, taught Awana classes, and served on many committees and at countless fellowship functions. She has been active in her churches, her retail work, her community, and at the Springfield YMCA since her husband’s death and only recently gave up driving to her beloved tea room, YMCA, work, and nearest Macy’s outlet. After leaving her home state of Rhode Island in 1947 to marry and raise a family, she lived in California, Colorado and Iowa before taking up residence in Beavercreek, Ohio in 1964. Anna has been the proud matriarch of a family that now numbers 49 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is survived by them and her remaining six children: Michael of Farmersville, David of Yellow Springs, John of Springfield, Reggie of Yellow Springs, Cyndy of Columbus, and Wesley of Clayton, OH; as well as special friend Joy Williams of St. Petersburg, FL. Visitation is open to the public the evening of Wednesday May 17th from 6-8 pm and Thursday May 18th from 10-11 am. Services under the care of Pastor Rich Tursic will follow immediately at 11am at Risen Christ Lutheran Church located at 41 East Possum Road. Interment will be at Ferncliff Cemetery, 501 West McCreight Avenue, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s memory may be made to the Springfield Senior Services for their assistance in maintaining her independence at home. Sincere thank you to all of Anna’s caregivers: Donnette Ballard, Shari Stevens, hospice nurse Kaitlie; and especially to Heather Dazley, a special friend who came into Anna’s life when she was most needed. Anna was also grateful for the 30 plus years of Saturday morning patience by Robin at Hair and Nail Impressions Salon.

Funeral Home:
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory
830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH
US 45503


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Visitation

Wednesday

17

May

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Risen Christ Lutheran Church

41 East Possum Road
Springfield, OH 45502

Visitation

Thursday

18

May

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Risen Christ Lutheran Church

41 East Possum Road
Springfield, OH 45502

Service

Thursday

18

May

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Risen Christ Lutheran Church

41 East Possum Road
Springfield, OH 45502

Cemetery Details

Location

Ferncliff Cemetery

501 W. McCreight Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504

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