Anna M. Kittle 1923-2017

WARREN — Anna M. Kittle, 93, of Warren, passed away early Friday morning, June 16, 2017, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Gem, W.Va., a daughter of Early F. and Willa Jane Lipps Waldeck.

Anna was educated and married in West Virginia and came to the Warren area with her husband in 1951. She worked as a teacher’s aide for the Warren City School system for 23 years prior to retiring in 1981.

She married Ray Kittle Jr. Nov. 3, 1945. They shared almost 72 years of marriage and many happy memories together. He survives her.

Anna was a member of the McKinley Community Church in Warren, where she was active with the ladies guild. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Opal Chapter 181 of Cortland. She enjoyed golfing and painting; and she and her husband were “snow birds,” wintering in Punta Gorda, Fla., for the past 33 years. One of the things Anna was most proud of was her contribution to the war effort. During World War II, she was one of the original “Rosie The Riveters,” doing various jobs, among them installing carburetors on airplanes at the Goodyear plant in Akron.

Besides her husband, Anna is survived by her son, Gary W. (Jean) Kittle of Bazetta; a sister, Helen Zinn of St. Leonard, Md.; a grandson, Daniel (Ashley) Kittle and a step-grandson, Joseph Floch, both of Waverly, Iowa; and a great-grandson, Grant Kittle.

Anna was preceded in death by four brothers; three sisters; a step-grandson, Nicholas Floch; and a step-great-grandson, Nicholas.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, with Pastor John Griffith officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services, 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Anna will be laid to rest in Champion Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to McKinley Community Church in Warren or to Hospice of the Valley, in her memory.

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