Jennie Mae Anstead

March 13, 1923March 1, 2013

Jennie Anstead, 89, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2013, in Noblesville with her family by her side. She was born on March 13, 1923, in Terre Haute, to Edward and Margaret (Lee) Hodson. She married Wayne Curtis Anstead and together they raised two daughters. Jennie worked for many years as a clerk for JcPenney’s. She was an excellent seamstress. Her love of sewing led her to volunteer her time at The Golden Thimble in Rockville, with her sisters. They took great joy in making sure the shop was ready for the annual Rockville Festival. She will be deeply missed.

Jennie is survived by her daughters: Bonnie Drayer of Noblesville and Barbara Hubler of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wayne, brothers, Bill Hodson, Ed Hodson, Art Hodson, and Shield Hodson, and sisters, Margaret Elliott, Ruth Mann, Elsie Kyle, Gladys Seely, Priscella Rukes, and Hazel Kirk.

Visitation will be held from 11 until 1 on Tuesday, March 5 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jennie’s name to Riley Children’s Hospital.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  • Funeral Ceremony Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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Jennifer Glaze

March 5, 2013

I'm sorry for your Loss aunt Bonnie, lots of great memories of her.hugs sent to all of you! Love Jennifer

David Kyle

March 4, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Jennie. What a joy she and Uncle Wayne were. She had such a loving personality, as did all the Hodson girls. How fortunate we all were, to have her in our lives.

Gail Pelc

March 4, 2013

We will miss you Aunt Jennie. Thanks for all the great memories. Our thoughts are with your family at this time.
Gail Pelc and family

mary robinson

March 3, 2013

Jennie was such a good friend and I will miss her but she is at a wonderful place now and free of pain. So sorry Bonnie and entire family. You took excellent care of your Mother and she lived a good life. God Bless All of YOU. Your neighbor mary