Anna "Anne" Kathryn (Ericson) McCormick

March 11, 1920November 5, 2020

Anna “Anne” Kathryn (Ericson) McCormick, 100, died November 5, 2020. The daughter of the late Arvid and Hannah Otilia (Sandberg) Ericson, Anne was born March 11, 1920 in Westmont, New Jersey. Anne grew up in Philadelphia PA and graduated from Thomas Jefferson College School of Nursing, becoming a registered nurse. Her unit at Thomas Jefferson volunteered for World War II to staff an Army hospital at an unknown destination. On board the ship that eventually took them to Cairo, Egypt, she met John McCormick of Vincennes, IN. They married in 1943 and lived in Heliopolis (then a suburb of Cairo). She came home from World War II ahead of John and had their first child, Kathryn. After the war, they eventually settled in Indianapolis and had two more children, John and Carol. She adopted the Hoosier state and was an ardent IU fan. Anne worked part-time - nursing at Community Hospital. John died in 2005. They were married for 62 years. A first-generation American, she instilled in her family lifelong interests in Sweden Her Swedish meatballs were legendary. Anne McCormick was a model to her children and others of doing the right thing. She was dignified, devoted, and had a wry sense of humor. She maintained, even into her 100th year, a constant interest in her family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend and will be lovingly missed.

In addition to her parents and husband, Anne was preceded in death a brother, Arvid Ericson.

Survivors include her children, Kathryn McCormick (Rev. Lu-Anne Conner), John McCormick, and Carol McCormick Hocker; grandchildren, Elyssia and Eli McCormick, Annie Hocker Hunt (Clark), and Adam Hocker (Marion Duvert); great grandchildren, Samantha, Josephine, Sophia, Frances, Thomas, Iris, Lou, and Dylan; and former son-in-law, C. M. Hocker, Jr. (Janna).

Burial is private and a Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy in Anne’s memory may be made to the Indiana Foundation for the Blind at or the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library Foundation at .

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Joe Wayne

November 16, 2020

I came to know Anne while my Mother was a resident at Silvercrest. She was a month younger than my Mother who passed in 2018. I planned to stop in on her 100th birthday this year, but COVID happened.

As I would visit at mealtimes, I always found Anne to be a woman of grace and dignity. I was fascinated to learn of her history during WW II. Her life was one well-lived and purposeful.

She and my Mother are now reunited with their respective husbands and enjoying the fruits of their labors on this earth.

Connie Scharre

November 16, 2020

Carol, I'm deeply sorry about your mother. I wanted you to know that you are in my prayers.

Jerry Wayne

November 13, 2020

Carol, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was such a delightful, classy lady. I especially enjoyed her stories of her time in the service. She exemplified the greatest generation
God bless you all and may she Rest In Peace


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