December 26, 1941 – October 24, 2019
Des Moines - Terry McFerren McAnally, 77, passed away October 24, 2019 in Charlotte, NC while visiting her family. She was born in December 1941 in Webster City, IA to the late Maynard and Eunice McFerren.
Terry's father passed away in 1945 in WWII and her mother died two years later of cancer. She grew up in Britt, IA with Leon and Luella Hanson, her mom's sister and family. Their son, Donald, and their daughter, Joan, became her brother and sister. Terry said she was so fortunate to be raised in this loving family. She was also proud of her own family. They will miss her guiding influence, positive outlook, and kind heart.
Terry earned a B.A. in Home Economics (Family and Consumer Science) from UNI in 1963, and a Master of Science in Education from Drake in 1990. She taught Home Economics in Guthrie Center, IA (1963-65). She married Larry McAnally in 1964. Terry taught Family and Consumer Science in Ankeny, IA (1965-70, 1975-2003).
Terry is survived by her son, Brent McAnally (Sheila) and their daughter, Lillian of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Michele McAnally of Adel, IA; sister, Joan Dohrer (Don) of Hatton, MO; and brother, Don Hanson (Blanche) of Kingdom City, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019 at United Methodist Church, 206 SW Walnut St., Ankeny, IA. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, November 2nd at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Methodist Church; the MS Society; or PEO, Chapter LQ.
Condolences may be offered at www.harryandbryantfuneralhome.com or www.dyamondmemorial.com
- Receiving of Friends Friday, November 1, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019
November 1, 2019
I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Terry. Her mock "white glove" inspections of my room when she'd come to visit, telling me to "BE PEPPY!" the one year I thought I should be a cheerleader in junior high, all the laughter and fun at family get togethers, and the left over pranks she found after she let my friends and I invade her house for a weekend away. I will miss her terribly.
October 29, 2019
What I remember most about Terry was when Larry passed (I was his nurse that day.) I was devastated (he was my favorite) Terry consoled me. Should have been the other way around. Terry was my very favorite family member. Had lunch at her house years later with other friends, great hostess! Although I haven’t seen her in several years have thought of her often. So sorry for her families loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.❤️
October 28, 2019
So shocked and saddened to hear about Terry’s sudden passing. She was family...married to my cousin Larry. We spent many fun times visiting her in Ankeny and in the Fall at the annual family pheasant hunt at my family’s farm. Her laugh and lovely smile and wit brought fun to every gathering.
Her children were the same ages as my two daughters, so we always kept in touch about our children’s lives. I just had a lovely visit with her in Boone in August...and we talked about old times.
She will be missed! Love to all her family.
Photo of my Mom Doris White & Terry 8/2018
Carolyn White Genschmer (Cousin)
October 26, 2019
Terry, it was an honor to have you as a “sister” in P.E.O. Chapter LQ. Your bubbly personality will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace dear friend.