Anna Free


PAULDING -- Anna Maria Free, 50, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at her residence.

She was born March 29, 1963 in Paulding, Ohio, the daughter of William and Martha (Reinhart) Wilhelm. On July 19, 1985 she married Alan R. Free. She was employed by the former Patrick Young Law Office as a secretary/bookkeeper. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding.

She is survived by her husband, Alan Free, Paulding; a daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" (Mark) Barnes, Lees Summit, Missouri; two brothers, Randy (Vicki) Wilhelm and Mitch (Amy) Wilhelm, both of Paulding; a sister, Angie (Tim) Bostelman, Payne; nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Deborah Ann Wilhelm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, March 17, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Donations may be made to Masses or the Paulding VFW Post 587 Women's Auxiliary.

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  • Mitch, Amy and Rebecca I'm so sorry for your recent loss. If there's anything we can do please don't hesitate to let us know. Amy S.