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Anna M. Scheldt

January 21, 1927 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 92)


Anna Mae Scheldt, 92, of Litchfield, passed away on Tues., Oct. 29, 2019 at 10:22 p.m. at Evergreen Place in Litchfield.  She was born on Jan. 21, 1927, a daughter of Stewart & Anna Myrtle (Westfall) Barker, in Virden, IL.  Anna married Elmer Harry (Jake) Scheldt, Jr. on April 12, 1947 in Virden, IL.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2007.  She was a homemaker.  Anna was also a bus driver for the Litchfield Community School District #12.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Litchfield.  Anna was a member and past Sr. Regent of the Women of the Moose in Litchfield, and an election judge for several years.  She hosted rotary foreign exchange students and she and husband were foster care parents.  Anna enjoyed camping & boating.  She loved to cook and was known for her peanut brittle recipe.  Anna is survived by:

4 sons,                   David (Cora) Bethard of Apache Junction, AZ

                               Harry (Faye) Scheldt of Wickenburg, AZ

                               Mark (Rosalynn) Scheldt of St. Peters, MO

                               Matthew (Ramona) Scheldt of Litchfield

3 daughters,           Cheryl Braye of Mesa, AZ

                               Carol (Lee) Lazenby of Taylor Springs

                               Dara Williams-Byington of Logan, UT

1 sister-in-law,       Shirley Rives-Royer of Carlinville

18 grandchildren, Lisa Hamilton (companion Rodney Harrell), Lori Lazenby, Phillip Bethard, Kimberly (Adam) Nickles, Crystal (Sonny) Chavez, Michelle (Jerry) Selsor, Chris Scheldt (companion Trisha Beal), Brandy (Donnie) Davis, Brandon (Leslie) Scheldt, Sarah Scheldt, Mckenna Scheldt, Madison Westbrook, Dakota Westbrook, Nicole (Tyrell) Sherman, Aimee (Brandon) Lewis, Katrina (Kevin) Byington, Sean Byington, Jennifer Byington

20 great-grandchildren, McKayla and Garret Bethard, Abby, Selah, and David III Chavez, Jimmy (Rio) Flesch, Rami Mueller, Riley Blackwell, Drake Ondrey, Logan Jarman, Aiden Davis, Willow Davis, Jacob, Blake, and Ben Selsor, Skylar Beal, Ryan, Kylie, and Noah Sherman, Kamryn Byington

7 great-great-grandchildren, Karmyn, Ethan, and Owen Flesch, Camilla, Cecillia, and Wayne Armbruster, Amyra Ondrey

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 5 brothers, Lorris Tolliver; Lesley Tolliver; John D. Barker; George W. Barker; James H. Barker; 2 sisters, Alegria Barker-Kogen; Elizabeth “Betty” Barker-Rimini, & 1 son-in-law, Brian Braye.

Funeral services will be held Sat., Nov. 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  Bishop Lonnie Bruce of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints will officiate.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield.  Visitation will be held Fri., Nov. 1, 2019 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Coats for Kids. 

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November 1, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

Funeral Service
November 2, 2019

11:00 AM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Coats for Kids
Bank & Trust Company - Westside Branch 1201 W. Union Avenue, Litchfield IL 62056

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