OBITUARY

Anna Francena Rice

November 23, 1929June 9, 2021
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Anna Francena Rice was born November 23, 1929 to Clarence O. and Francena Walker Romberger. Anna graduated from Wicanisco. Frank D. Rice High School in 1947. She married Franklin O. Rice of Robinette, W. VA on May 6, 1952. Her son, Scott was born in PA in 1953. Shortly after his birth the family moved to CO, where she settled in as the wife of an over the road truck driver. Her daughter, Lalani was born in 1956. She settled into suburban life in Arvada, CO and had son, Brian in 1963. After a brief year in MO they returned to Broomfield, CO where she lived until they once again moved to Belton, MO in 1978. Ann lived in her Belton home until her death on June 9, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Francena, her husband Frank, two sisters Shirley and Arlene, two brothers Clarence Jr and Harold. Survived by her three children Scott, Evergreen CO, Lalani, Ft. Lupton CO and Brian, Belton MO; two grandsons Adam and Andrew; many nieces and nephews.

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    Monday, June 14, 2021

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Tammy Edwards

June 14, 2021

I am Jean Marie's daughter -Tammy . I only met Aunt Anna once that I can remember at Grandma Romberger's funeral in PA. I was a senior in high school and enjoyed seeing both her and Brian . I enjoyed seeing the tribute and am amazed how even over great distance and time you see pieces of our own part of the family in others. My prayers are with you all during this time of loss and can only imagine how all the Romberger siblings are now reunited and sharing stories of their legacy from all over the country ! Love and Prayers- Tammy and Dennis Edwards

Julie Graby

June 12, 2021

Dear Scott, Lalani & Brian,
Sending our love and prayers for the loss of Aunt Anna. As the baby of the family just like my dad, Harold ( Aunt Anna’s brother), I heard many amazing stories. They were close especially in their elder years even though one resided in PA and the other in MO. Sharing conversations on the phone, sending birthday packages to one another and keeping that brother-sister bond was special to see.

Aunt Anna, you touched many lives with your beautifully crocheted afghans, dolls and much more. I still have the beautiful pink and white one you sent in for my daughter, Brooke when she was born. I may not have gotten to see you for many years, but I’m glad we had the opportunity to talk. Thank you for staying in touch with my mom ( Marion), your sister-in-law. She sends her love to the family as well.

Blessings to all you of you. Now, grandma, pappy, Aunt Shirley, Aunt Arlene, Uncle Junior, Aunt Anna, and dad are reunited as a family together again resting in eternal peace with our Lord and Savior. Stay strong and cherish the loving memories.

Love you,
Julie, Brandon & Brooke

Nadine & Wayne Scruggs

June 12, 2021

Wayne & I send our condolences to Lalani, Scott, Bryan & rest of family. All the times that we visited in summers when we were growing up are all good memories and will never be forgotten .
Always keep the memories . I know that Aunt Anna will be missed as is Uncle Frank always .
Love & sympathy,
Your cousins, Nadine & Dennis

Tess Acker

June 11, 2021

Brian and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of this news, my prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. One of my favorite memories was when Aunt Anna and Uncle Frank came to visit dad and Aunt Anna braided my hair, in 3 braids, to go to our community pool. Never had hair done like that before! I didn't get to see you much because we lived here in PA and you were in MO. I always loved when you came to visit. I remember all the afghans you crocheted and I still have the one you made for me . I love you and will miss you. 💜 Rest in peace Aunt Anna.

Jean Jackson

June 10, 2021

Aunt Anna and I had some similarities, we were both the fourth child born into our families. We both love family and Aunt Anna was a reminder of how dear family is. My aunt Anna was my mother's youngest sister (Arlene) and she most resembled my mother so she always reminded me of my mother when I observed her. All of the beautiful things she would knit were so reflective of her love for wonderful things. She loved the high school reunions back at her high school as did my mother as well. They would be there together at the alumni dinners. I'll always remember as the loving aunt that she has always been to me. Safe travels Anna and enjoy your reunion with all your brothers and sisters. Love you, Jean Marie Jackson (My brother Forrest also sends his condolences). We love you Scott, Lalani and Brian. God Bless all of you. You are in our prayers.

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