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Anna M. Mrkva
Anna M. Mrkva, age 101, life-long resident of Metamora, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Monday morning, February 29, 2016, at Swanton Valley Care Center. Anna was born July 14, 1914 in Berkey, Ohio to Bart and Frances (Konecny) Stasa. She was married to Albert Mrkva and he preceded her in death in 1981.
Anna was devoted to her Catholic faith and was member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society, serving the role as a former officer. She was past member of the Czech Dancers Polka Club and was very proud of her Czech heritage. Anna enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, cooking and baking; especially Czech pastries.
Anna will be remembered for her sharp memory, and will be greatly missed by her loving daughter, Mary Ann Tidswell of Berkey, OH; granddaughters, Mary Ann (Tom) Bick and Lisa Tidswell; great-grandchildren, Adam and Abby Bick; her sisters, Frances Zeintek, Betty Harbal, and Mildred Oliver; sister-in-law, Dorothy Stasa; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Albert, Anna was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Ray Tidswell; sisters, Frances Stasa, Rose Patek, and Mary Patek; infant brother, Edward; brothers, Steve Stasa, Frank Stasa, John Stasa, Tony Stasa, Charlie Stasa, and Leslie Stasa.
Family and friends may visit Thursday, March 3rd from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday, March 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Many thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff at Swanton Valley Care and Heartland Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Anna.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church or Heartland Hospice.
Residence: Metamora, Ohio
Visitation: Thursday, March 3rd from 3 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora
Mass of Resurrection: Friday, March 4th at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery in Assumption
Mary Ann and family- Please know how much we will miss Anna and you here at Swanton Valley. She was a kind, generous soul and I'm so glad for the time she spent here with us. Rest in peace Anna.
Shannon Conners Mar 4 2016 12:00 AM
Mary Ann, my deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother. She was a great aunt and it always amazed me of how much energy she had. She is so different than her sister Betty. I had flowers sent from her Sister, prior to knowing about Hospice. May Aunt Ana rest in peace.
William Harbal Mar 3 2016 12:00 AM
Mary Ann--So sorry to hear that your Mother passed away. You have my deepest sympathy. Will talk to you after I get back home in early April.
Lydia Oprsal Mar 3 2016 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy to you Mary Ann and to your family.
Sandy&John Hudik Mar 3 2016 12:00 AM
Mary Ann, So sorry to hear about your Mother. We will always remember her.
Jean & Glenn Witt Mar 2 2016 12:00 AM
The boys & I send our thoughts & prayers to Mary Ann, Jr (Mary Ann B.), and the whole family. Aunt Anna was a great person, and we were blessed to have her in our family. I considered her the matriarch of our Stasa family. I will always remember her sharp brain and wit. What a life she lived. May we all keep our memories of Aunt Anna forever. God Bless.
Deb Harbal Johnson, Alex & Trey Mar 2 2016 12:00 AM
Mary Ann & Family, Sorry for your loss
Bob & Karen Billington & Danielle Waigle Mar 2 2016 12:00 AM
We have not been in touch for many years but at one time our families were very close. Your mom was really a very caring, loving person and my family remembers her well. So sorry that you have lost your mom but knowing her as I have she will be in a great place. Again, my family sends you our deepest condolence and I hope you do remember me after all these years.
Dorothy D Popoff Mar 2 2016 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to you Mary Ann Tidswell and your family I will always remember all the fun we had at the Bohemian dances It has been a long time since I have seen you. y thoughts and prayers are with you Donna Hudik Vanderdonck Rancho Mirage, California
Donna Hudik Vanderdonck Mar 2 2016 12:00 AM
She was one of my Greatest Aunt's! Always had something great to say! She'll be missed! With Love and Prayers to All of You! Bob and Jeanette
Bob and Jeanette Stasa Mar 1 2016 12:00 AM