Anne Marie Claseman

June 19, 1959February 11, 2021

Anne Marie Claseman, 61, died on Feb. 11, 2021 in Athens, GA, her home since 1989.

Born in St. Louis, MO to Francis and Wilma Claseman, she was a graduate of the all-girls Catholic Rosati-Kain High School. Receiving a scholarship to St. Louis University, she graduated with a B.A. in Music and Spanish with a Computer Science minor.

Before moving to Athens, she taught English in Madrid, Spain, then worked as a computer programmer for EG Edwards in St. Louis. Hired by Information Technology at the University of Georgia in 1990, she worked as an analyst, then help desk and project manager until 2012.

Compassionate, caring, and generous, Anne donated to many causes and charities, and volunteered for the American Red Cross, the Recording for the Blind, and Piedmont Regional Hospital, where she used her language skills to help visitors navigate the facility.

Survived by her life-long companion in Athens, John Elam, and her beagle, Bonnie, as well as her scattered Elam outlaws—Angela (Z), Lile and Merry (Jimmy)—she leaves behind her sister Mary (John) Scheibel, brother Paul Claseman, and nieces Holly, Gail, Nicole, and nephew Alan—all in St. Louis, MO, where a beloved close-knit group of her friends still reside.

A memorial will be scheduled at a later date.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Sarah Fraker

February 23, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Anne's passing. She was a compassionate friend and boss to me in what seems like another lifetime. I found her to be earnest and supportive and I always felt like I could talk to her. I know that there are no words to make this better for those who held her dear, but perhaps take some strength from the fact that you and she are in our collective thoughts.

She came to see me in the hospital when my daughter Anna was born. I'll always remember the angelic smile that she had on her face.

Ed Maioriello

February 23, 2021

Anne and I worked together at University Computing and Networking Services for years. She was always a pleasant and caring co-worker. Rest in peace, Anne.


February 17, 2021

Memories of Anne: She was an actress in church plays (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Tom Jones), studied ballet, played the organ at church, recorded books for the blind, spent a year in Spain with SLU; She appreciated the music of the Grateful Dead and the St. Louis Sheiks. She was a candy striper and a lifeguard; She was a Girl Scout-visiting Italy, New York, Chicago and camped throughout the US; She was a member of the NHHS (high school honor society), and a member of the high school chorus group. She was an adventurous eater and made the best darn vinaigrette dressing ever. She will be missed by all. Rest in peace, Anne.