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.
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.
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.
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.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.