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Annie Hitchen

Posted October 17, 2012 in Des Moines West, Obituaries

April 2, 1921 – October 10, 2012

Annie Hitchen

Anne Roberta Hitchen, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in Cedar Rapids, IA. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.

Annie was born April 2, 1921 to the late Walter and Lily Hitchen in Kewanee, IL. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. As a young woman she worked at Ingersoll Variety Store. Later she worked for over 30 years as a lab technician for the Pediatric Medical Office of Drs. Gangeness, Corn and Talcott where she was beloved by many of her young patients. Annie also taught Sunday school at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for over 40 years.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ethel and her husband, Robert Hawkinson; sister, Frances and her husband, Bob Badgley; and brother, Walter Hitchen, Jr.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Ross of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law, Ellen Hitchen of Des Moines; eleven nieces and nephews and their families including, Rev. Marcus, (Marilyn) and Marshal Badgley, John (Kathy) and Jim (Carol) Hitchen, Judy Schwabauer, Mary Kay Hubbell, David Hawkinson, Julie (Tony) Erceg and Jeff (Dianna), Bill (Cathy) and Dr. Steve (Francine) Thompson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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