Anna Thomas

Anna Elizabeth "Anne" Thomas (Hitchens )

Tuesday, July 7th, 1931 - Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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Anna Elizabeth “Anne” Thomas
Age 88 of New Castle, De
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
Anne was born on July 7, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Harriet M. (Lee) and John W. Hitchens, Sr. She was one of 11 siblings and enjoyed growing up in a large family.
She was a hardworking and driven individual. Anne was a dedicated employee of Wiltex Company, where she worked as a cutter and was later promoted to supervisor.
In addition to her work, Anne had many hobbies and interests. She loved cooking and listening to country music. She enjoyed fashion and took pride in her appearance. Anne always spent time hunting in thrift stores for a good deal. She liked to travel, especially to her favorite locations, Myrtle Beach, Gettysburg, and West Point. But most of all Anne loved her family. She treasured the time spent with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Anne was preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy M. Scott, and her siblings, Ida Mae, John W. Jr, Garriett, Morris, Willis, Charles, and Robert.
Anne will be dearly missed by her loving husband, James Thomas; her children, Irene Scott (Elwood) and Lyvonne Rustemis (Joe George); James’ cousin, Danny Plumley; her grandchildren, Tammy Scott, John McDaniels, Anthony Ciconte (Renee), Tina Barksdale (Chris); and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Mary Pernolia McMahn, Edward Hitchens, and Lawrence Daniel Hitchens (Jim); her dear dog, Dakota; and a large loving extended family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 521 Harmony St., New Castle, DE, on Wed., Aug 7 at 12:00 noon. Friends may call at Krienen Funeral Home, 101 W. 6th St., New Castle, DE, on Wed morning from 10:00am-11:30am. Interment will follow mass in the adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks contributions to be made in Anne’s name to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Dr., Newark, DE 19713.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Krienen Funeral Home -
    101 W. 6th Street
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
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  • Service

    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 12:00pm
    St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church
    521 Harmony St.
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
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  • Interment

    St. Peter the Apostle R. C. Church Cemetery
    521 Harmony St.
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
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