Anna Edna Loeding, 99, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Kabul Nursing Home.
She was born on August 19, 1910 in Bayard, Kansas, the third child of William Nelson “Bill” and Melva Belle (Zentz) Frame.
Anna and her family moved to the Tyrone, Missouri, area by covered wagon. She attended the Grandview country school.
On December 16, 1929 she was united in marriage to Luther Lay and they made their home on a farm in the Solo, Missouri, area. Luther had a son, Muriel, that she helped raised. They divorced in the late 1950s.
Anna worked as a waitress for many years at Westside Cafe in Houston, Missouri. In the early 1960s she moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she also worked as a waitress. It was there she met John D. Loeding of Columbus, Nebraska. He was a rural mail carrier and she enjoyed going on the route with him. They were married on September 27, 1968. After he retired they made their home in Bloomfield, Nebraska, until they both had to go to the nursing home in Wasas, Nebraska. After the passing of her husband in May 2003, she moved back to Missouri to be near her family.
Anna was baptized at a young age and raised in the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Monty and Howard Frame; two sisters, Dorothy Hall and Dora Lay; and a stepson, Muriel Lay.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Wilma Honey of Battle Creek, Nebraska; one brother, Paul Frame of Houston, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and a host of friends.
Although Anna never had any children of her own, she loved them all and loved to hold new babies. She loved to cook and can vegetables and fruits. She enjoyed having her family and friends in her home, and she was a great cook. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, aunt and friend to all who will sadly miss her.
Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2009, at Tyrone Cemetery with Rev. Terry Brown officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.