Anna Mae Griechen

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“May The Lord Bless You My Dear Love One And Friend Anna Mae Hendershott Griechen What A Wonderful And Lovely Lady You Were To Me And A Real...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Leeanne - My Family And Friend

“Shawn and family, So sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Julie B Young ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Julie Bailey Young - FL

“Hi Dawn,Fred,karry & Shaun! Its Bobby Gosh i Havnt seen You guys in 4ever! and im not gonna start this by saying im sorry to Hear that Your mom has...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Puckley - Summerdale,, AL

“Anna Mae was a very special person to me. I loved keeping in touch with her through the years. I remember when she made my dress for Dawn's wedding,...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Sandra Pawlowski - Friend

“Mom, It's our loss that we will never again hear your stories or see your bright smile, or taste your great stroganoff (among a few hundred special...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Dawn Pontius - Daughter

“I'm sorry to hear of Anna Maes passing.some of my favoite memories are of time spent there as a girl.Our mother Bertha Feather and her were very...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Marsha Feather ward - Damascus, AR

“Anna Mae knew me as "Shawn's Friend" for 20-years before she knew me as her daughter-in-law. No matter where my travels have taken me, I would...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Griechen - Daughter-in-law

“I love and miss you Gaga!!!!!!! ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Stephani Griechen

“When I was born Gaga (my baby word for grandma) was there to see her new-born granddaughter. Once when I was at her house, she figured out that I...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Stephani Griechen - Lafayette, LA

“Anna Mae use to make me laugh alot and we had alot of fun. We liked going out to Pizza Hut for supper on my visits to see her. She spent a weekend...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Sensat - Special Friend

“My Message to Anna Mae, Anna Mae, 'There is this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your laughter still lingers, your stories and...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Sensat - Good Friend

“Dear Dawn, Kerry/Ellen, Shawn: She was such a lively person. Larry and I express our deepest sympathies. I can't remember a time when I didn...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Larry & Kathy Nelson - Coloma, MI

“My mother, Betty, and Anna Mae were friends forever. All eight of us; Sandy, Stanley, Laurie, Debbie, Bobby, Beth, Georgina and Cheryl grew up with...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Beth Stehlik - Indiana Lake, MI

“To the Griechen family, We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. Your mother was such a special and kind person. Our hearts go out to you, Jerry...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: jerry and karen - friend


Anna Mae’s life began on May 25, 1938, the daughter of Benjamin and Elgie (Odykirk) Hendershott. She was educated at a nurse, receiving her nursing degree from Southwestern Michigan College. Anna Mae worked for Bronson Methodist Hospital, Berrien General Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. She was an office nurse for Dr. DeVarona and at the Schato Nursing Home in Dowagiac. Anna Mae was a genealogy buff and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a strong and independent woman who was as much a carpenter, working on her home as a seamstress making dresses for her children’s weddings. She was an excellent baker, gardener and basically Anna Mae could do it all. Her loving family includes her children Dawn Pontius of South Bend, Fred Griechen of Colorado, Kerry ( Ellen) Griechen of Louisiana, and Shawn Stark of Dowagiac, grandchildren Justin ( Daphne) Pontius, Keith Stark, David Stark, Derek Stark and Stephani Griechen, sisters Ruth Bedell, Dolly Richmond and Shirley McKinley, brothers Ralph Hendershott and Clyde Hendershott and many nieces and nephews. Anna Mae passed away on February 28, 2011 at her home. She is preceded in death by an infant daughter Christine Griechen, sisters Doris, Edna, Mary, Dorothy and Hazel and brothers Harold, Wayne, Harvey and David. Her family will receive friends on Thursday from 11a.m. – 1 p.m. at Yazel & Clark Chapel where her funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. led by Pastor Stacy Wilder of the Calvary Bible Church. She will be laid to rest in Mission Hills Cemetery, Niles. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Anna Mae at www.yazel-clark.com.

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