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BeattyFuneral Home Wayland
Thursday May 6th, 2021
12:00pm - 7:00pm

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Trenton Missionary Church
Friday May 7th, 2021
1:30pm

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Anna (Ann) Scarff

Anna (Ann) Fern Scarff, 91, went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Parkview Nursing Home in Wayland, Iowa.
Funeral services have been set for 1:30 PM Friday, May 7, 2021 at the Trenton Missionary Church. Facebook livestream of the service will be at the Betty-Peterseim facebook page. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
Open visitation will be from Thursday, May 6, 2021 from Noon-7:00PM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Wayland. Memorials in the name of Anna Fern Scarff have been established for Hospice Compassus and the Trenton Missionary Church.
Ann was born May 28, 1929 on her family’s farm near Dolton, South Dakota. She was fifth of the seven children of David and Tena (Duerksen) Engbrecht. She attended elementary school at a country school near Dolton. When the family moved to Bridgewater, Ann attended the Bridgewater High School, graduating in 1948.
Ann met her husband, Ray Scarff, at church camp in Weeping Water, Nebraska. They were married in Dolton, South Dakota on October 17, 1948. They made their home first on a farm in rural Henry County, then in Mt. Pleasant, finally settling in Trenton. Ann remained in Trenton for 55 years, moving to Wayland when it was time to downsize. Ann and Ray were blessed with two children; Ron and Sharon.
Ann worked at the Ordinance Plant, Sylvania and the Hy Vee bakery. For about 40 years, Ann delighted people with her cake decorating. She created hundreds of birthday, graduation and wedding cakes. Her first wedding cake was for her son’s wedding.
With a twinkle in her eye and smile on her face, Ann’s orneriness would show.  She had a strong work ethic and carried on the Engbrecht pickle tradition with her garden.
Ann’s father passed away when she was ten. Because of that loss her mother, Ann, and her six siblings developed a bond of strength, faith, and love that endured throughout her life.
Ann demonstrated what being a servant of God truly was.  Whether helping at church, caring for neighbors, sharing garden bounties, baking cakes, or loving her family, Ann showed the importance of living out her Christian faith.
Survivors include her son, Ron (Wendy) Scarff and daughter, Sharon Scarff of Wayland; two grandchildren, Chad Scarff of Kalona and Sara Sanchez of Austin, TX; six great grandchildren and one great great grandson; her sister, Esther Ratzlaff of Colorado Springs, CO; and brother, Ben Engbrecht of Sioux Falls, SD.
She was preceded in death by her husband; grandson, Ryan Scarff; sisters, Martha Hofer and Vi Schuler; brothers, Marvin Engbrecht and Dave Engbrecht.

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What a precious service for dear Aunt Ann. Thank you for making it possible for us to see it. Sending love and prayers

Glenda Franklin May 10 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you, Peggy & Sonny, for coming! What a blessing to have family assist with the service! Always good to see you but never enough time to visit!

Sharon May 9 2021 12:00 AM

Ron and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. May your memories with her bring you comfort. Frank and Lori Birchfield

Lori Birchfield May 8 2021 12:00 AM

So happy to be with family at Aunt Anns farewell funeral service. Thank you Ron, Sharon, and Wendy for honoring her home going in such a dignified way. You are to be commended. Every part of that celebration was a class act from the program to the directors to the speakers. Grieve well dear cousins. We will see Aunt Ann someday.

Peggy House May 7 2021 12:00 AM

Sharon, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May all your memories bring a smile to you always. Sincerely, Cathy Wieland Fountain

Cathy Wieland Fountain May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your MotherOur thoughts and payers are with you and yourfamily.David &Esther Lance

DAVID AND ESTHER LANCE May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Ron,Chad, and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother, Grandmother. May our Prayers be with you.

George Schultz May 5 2021 12:00 AM

I enjoyed spending time with Anna during my time at Parkview. She had the most beautiful smile.

Mary Quigley May 4 2021 12:00 AM

Anna was the sweetest, most ornery lady. I will miss her smile so much.

Cindy Hammen May 4 2021 12:00 AM

My sympathy.

Richard Dietrick May 4 2021 12:00 AM

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