Obituary for Anna Mae Bawel


Obituary for Anna Mae Bawel   

by Koehler Funeral Homes-Boonville and Chandler

Boonville, IN. – Anna Mae Bawel, 87, of Boonville, Indiana went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2019.

She is preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Fred; sister, Kathleen; and her parents. Her children rise up and call her blessed (Proverbs 31:28)

Anna Mae was a graduate of Central High School. She continued her education by attending and graduating from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. Her nursing career began by working in the surgery department of Deaconess Hospital.

After her marriage to Fred W. Bawel, Jr., Anna Mae worked as a nurse for Dr. W. Dimmit M.D. and Dr. K.J. Rudolph, M.D. in Boonville. With the birth of her first child, she left nursing to devote her time and energy to her family. Anna returned to nursing in the 70’s as a nurse at Monticello Manor in Boonville. She finished her nursing career working with Dr. K.J. Rudolph and Dr. John Perkins in Evansville, Indiana. Anna Mae was a member of the Eastern Star, Home Ec club, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Women’s Guild, and Tri-Kappa. She had a great love for older adults and in her spare time volunteered at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Finally, Anna and husband Fred were one of the original members and dance instructors of the Evansville Friday Night Dance Club.

Anna Mae is survived by her three children: Dr. Karen Bawel-Brinkley of San Jose, CA. and husband Dan; Frederick W. Bawel of Boonville, IN; and Andy Bawel of Indianapolis, IN. and wife Denise; four loving grandchildren: Seth, Erica, Kata & Tara; several nieces and nephews; and one great-grandson: Eli Fritz.
Anna’s family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to friends and family, Pastor Bob, Dr. William Hardesty and Kay R.N., the staff at Woodmont Health Center for their love, spiritual support, encouragement, and professional care during Anna’s illness.

Friends may call from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville, Indiana on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Funeral service will be held at 1 P.M. on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Boonville, Indiana at the funeral home with Pastor Robert D. Shofner officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville, Indiana.

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