ADA — Anna Mary Titus Shanks, 96, died on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 1:31 p.m., at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. She was born on Sept. 12, 1917, in Johnston, Ohio, to Walter A. and Edith (McCamey) Titus and they preceded her in death. On Aug. 2, 1939, she married Robert S. Shanks and he died on Jan. 9, 1991.

Anna Mary was a homemaker. She was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Ada, and the United Methodist Women. She had a teaching certificate from Kent State University.

Anna Mary was a 4-H advisor for over 25 years and was a member of the Farm Bureau Council #13. She was a charter member of the Hardin County Home Demonstration organization and she held leadership roles in many community clubs and organizations.

She is survived by three children, Mary Catherine Rosen, of Columbus, Thomas G. Shanks, of San Diego, Calif., and Richard S. (Robin) Shanks, of Modesto, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Edie Black, Mace Rosen, Jessica Shanks (Land), Naomi Shanks, Roya Shanks, Kimberly Soderlund and Ryan Shanks; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert W. Titus and H. Gordon Titus.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Courtnie Morton officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, March 26, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Ada, and/or the Ada Public Library.

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