GOWRIE – Anna Wilkinson, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Mill-Pond Retirement Community in Ankeny. Funeral services will be 10:30 Thursday, April 3, at the United Methodist Church, Gowrie with Pastor Jane Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Gowrie Township Cemetery. Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Church. Palmer Funeral Home of Gowrie is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughters, Barbara (Richard) Evans of Wiggins, MS and Charlotte (Marvin) Rollings of Pella, Iowa; a son, Kenneth (Karen) Wilkinson of Mansfield, Connecticut; eight grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and other family members and friends. Preceding her in death are her parents Ernest and Mary (Froelich) Hirschberg, husband Wilford Wilkinson, brothers William Hirschberg and Walter Hirschberg, sisterHilma Thompson and a great grandson Tyler Evans.
Anna Hirschberg was born on May 18, 1918 at Farnhamville and graduated from high school. She was united in marriage to Wilford Wilkinson in 1936 at her parent’s farm south of Farnhamville. They farmed southwest of Gowrie all their lives. Anna was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church and had served in many capacities with the UMW.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for the United Methodist Church, Gowrie.