Anna Mae (Morrell) AveryJuly 10, 1920 ~ January 15, 2018 (age 97)
Anna Mae Avery, 97, peacefully passed away at home in Morristown on Monday, January 15, 2018. She was proud to call herself a true “Coal Miner’s” daughter as her father worked the coal mines in Scranton PA.
Anna Mae was preceded in death by her husband Rowland, parents William and Anna Morrell; sister, Elizabeth Short and brother, William Morrell Jr. Anna Mae is survived by son David Avery (Mary Ann) Clarks Summit PA, daughter Jean Avery Morristown TN, grandchildren, Nadine Solomon, Mark Avery and Ashley Avery, great granddaughters, special nieces Betsy Koerner and Sandy O’Connor, nieces and nephews.
Anna Mae previously lived in Scranton PA, Ithaca NY and Clarks Summit PA.
Anna Mae was a member of First United Methodist Church Morristown. She had been active in the United Methodist Women, Altar Guild, and the church choir. She had a deep faith in God till the end and enjoyed serving Him as needed. She had also been a member of Dr. Jones Congregational Church Scranton PA, St. Pauls Methodist Church Ithaca NY and Clarks Green Methodist Church in PA.
Anna Mae was valedictorian of the 1938 graduating class of Scranton Tech. She had a passion for singing which became apparent at an early age by singing in her school and church choirs and various programs in Scranton. She enjoyed going to the Scranton Philharmonic. She worked as a secretary at HJ Heinz in Scranton (where she met Rowland) and Tompkins County Hospital in Ithaca NY. Anna Mae was a member of PEO chapters in Clarks Summit PA and Knoxville TN where she held various officer titles and a volunteer at American Red Cross. She was an avid reader and always had a book to give someone, young or old. She enjoyed bird watching, cooking new recipes for her family and friends, The Golden Girls and Andy Griffith. She was always amazed by the beauty of nature and enjoyed looking out the window at God’s artwork.
The family would like to thank the staff of Amedysis Hospice for their care and a very special thank you to our angel Sandra Johnson for her continued love and emotional support.
Family will receive friends Saturday, January 20 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm at First United Methodist Church Morristown with the Memorial Service at 4:00 pm. Interment will follow at the church.
Memorial donations can be made to FUMC Music Fund or Amedysis Hospice, 1423 W Morris Blvd C, Morristown TN 37814.