Memorial Celebration of Life
Beatty Funeral Home Washington
Saturday November 27th, 2021
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Anna J. Chorpening, 84, of Washington, passed from this life to her Heavenly Home Friday, November 19, 2021, at Halcyon House in Washington. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Masks are recommended. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Anna’s name to Halcyon House or Hospice of Washington County.
Anna Jean (Evans) Chorpening was born April 28, 1937, in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Jim and Doris (Parrott) Evans. She grew up in Danville and graduated from Washington High School. On January 19, 1955, she was united in marriage to Richard Chorpening. Anna worked outside the home as well as being a homemaker and foster mom. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, spending time with family, playing Scrabble, and hosting Thanksgiving dinners. However, her deep faith and her family brought her the greatest joy.
Survivors include her husband Richard of Washington, seven children: Mark Chorpening of Iowa City, Janie (Wendell) Davison of Riverside, Rick Chorpening of Tampa, FL, Michele “Cheli” (Jeffrey) Morgan of Iowa City, Roberta (Dan) Smith of Ottumwa, Bob (Krista) Gaal of Washington, Jim (Tina) Conwell of Wayland; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother Jerry Evans of Reno, NV; two sisters: Nancy Evans of Merno Valley, CA, and Linda Letson of Ames, IA.
Preceding Anna in death were her parents and son Eric Chorpening. The family would like to thank the staff at Halcyon House and Hospice for their compassionate care for Ann.
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You have my condolences. I have found memories of Dick and Anna Jean & the children, at First Baptist Church.My parents were especially fond of all of you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.Carl And Sandy Wagner, Forest City Iowa Son of Wayne and Beulah Wagner
Carl Wagner Dec 2 2021 12:00 AM
Mark, Janie, Rick, Cheli,Today, November 26, 2021Sadly, I recall all those great times your parents created in their home or in the home of Grandparents Russell and Zitta Chorpening over the many, many years. I cannot think of our Aunt, your Mom, without the sweet smells, laughter and bright colors of all the Christmas cookies she baked and brought wherever the family gathered - Sunset Park in Washington, Dick and Anna Jean's home or in Grandparent Chorpening home. I felt surrounded by their love shared abundantly with the family. And always the great and heartfelt music shared. I am saddened that my children will not ever know the warmth, sharing, caring and love of all those wonderful times. Cousin and niece Rachael (Curtis) Roth
Rachael Roth Nov 27 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Aunt Anna Jean's passing. She is remembered for her sweet, loving kindness. Love to all the family.
Cheryl and Pierce Hanway Nov 26 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss Cheli. I just lost my mom. I know how hard it is to loose a parent. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Pam Roth Nov 22 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Anna Jean's passing. Such a fun and kind family friend. We had such fun times. Keeping Dick and family in my prayers for peace and comfort. It is never easy no matter .
Cathy (Turner)Dobbins Nov 22 2021 12:00 AM
She was such a sweet and caring lady, she will be missed by many. My prayers to the family.
Rhonda Chorpening Nov 22 2021 12:00 AM
I throughly enjoyed my time with her when they lived in the apartment at Halcyon. She was a hoot.
Deb Chorpening Nov 21 2021 12:00 AM
So very Sorry to hear of Anna Jean's passing. My thoughts are with the Chorpening and Evan's families. Lived by Anna Jean and Dick clear back when they lived out by Dublin.
Ron Augustine Nov 21 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear this. I loved Ann and enjoyed doing her hair for years..
Robin Rich Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM
To our loving sister in law from Angie and LindaAngie
Angie Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM