Anne Whitcomb, of Glenwood, IA passed away at the Hillcrest Country Estate Cottages in Papillion, NE on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Glenwood. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Council Bluffs, IA. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the church. Loess Hills Funeral Home of Glenwood in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church or Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Anne Louise (Cunningham) Whitcomb, 82 of Glenwood, Iowa, passed away on February 20, 2020 at the Hillcrest Country Estate Cottages in Papillion, Nebraska.
Anne, one of seven children of George and Lillie (From) Cunningham, was born on August 15, 1937 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She graduated from Saint Francis High School in Council Bluffs. Through the years, Anne worked for the Glenwood School District, Glenwood Opinion-Tribune, the law office of Tim Markel, the offices of Dr. Robert Fryzek and Dr. Jackie Young, and at LaRue Drug, until her retirement.
Anne and Edward Walter Whitcomb were united in marriage on May 27, 1957 at St. Frances in Council Bluffs. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Ed, Jim, Joan, Tom, and Rose. In 1959 they made Glenwood their home where they lived for over 55 years.
Anne was one of the founding members of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Glenwood and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was very active in the church with religious education, bible study, typing the church bulletins, and more. Anne had the honor of receiving Glenwood's first "Woman of the Year" award. Among her enjoyments were music and baking, especially pies. Anne loved spending time with her family, grandkids and great grandkids. She was a wonderful wife, mom, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and a good friend to all who knew and loved her.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lillie; brother George Cunningham; and brothers-in-law, Mario Mandina and Buck O'Grady.
Anne is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Edward Whitcomb of Glenwood; children, Ed (Michele) Whitcomb of Papillion, Jim (Marianne) Whitcomb of Bellevue, Joan (Bob) Sandford of Kansas City, MO, Tom (Lisa) Whitcomb of Omaha, NE, and Rose (Eric) Eaton of King City, MO; 18 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Isabelle O'Grady of Council Bluffs, IA, Sister Mary Georgita Cunningham of Portland, OR, Brother Matthew "Frank" Cunningham of Reno, NV, Kathleen Mandina of Omaha, and Marge (Fred) Garcia of Colorado Springs, CO; sister-in-law Amy Cunningham of Council Bluffs; 31 nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
"Anne's family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest for their kindness and support."
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We always held the Whitcomb family in the highest regard and Mrs. Whitcomb was a treasure. Our prayers are with you. Ron Palmquist
To the family members of Anne:. Only knowing her for a short number of years, I truly enjoyed conversations, pleasnt " how are you, have a good day, exchanges. But most of all her sincere smiles. And slight touch of hand. She will be remembered. She will be missed! Most sincerely, Marilyn Fidler Stanton IS
So sorry for the whole Whitcomb family 🙏🏼 May the memories is the pain, and just know that you had a wonderful mother and grandmother. R.I.P. Ann
Love, Beth O’Shaughnessy and family
Mr. Whitcomb, I am sorry for your families loss!! Your mom was a wonderful lady!!!
Anne and George together again.
So sad to hear of Anne's passing. Condolences to the whole Whitcomb family, lifetime friends. I have many memories of visits to their house and theirs to the farm.
Jim, so sorry to hear about your mom. My condolences to the Whitcomb family.
Our Aunt Anne was the most giving and loving woman. From the time I was a little girl, through my time as a young mother, she guided me through life. Even though our family were miles apart...we were and still are close.
Seeing her struggle these last few years, was very difficult, but it shows us how strong she was. Rest now honey, the Lord is with you. Rest in Peace
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