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Fannie VanSant

Fannie Marie VanSant, 92 of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Coppock, died Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral Services have been set for 10:30 Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Cottonwood United Methodist Church in rural Wayland, with Pastor Betsey Neipert officiating. Burial will follow at the Cottonwood Cemetery in rural Wayland. Visitation will begin at Noon Thursday at the Beatty Funeral Home in Wayland with family present from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. A memorial for the Cottonwood United Methodist Church and the Cottonwood Cemetery Association has been established.

Fannie Marie (Schantz) VanSant was born July 9, 1920 in rural Washington County, the daughter of Edward R. and Naomi (Christner) Schantz. She was united in marriage to Arlis I. VanSant on December 28, 1938 in Coppock, Iowa. Fannie worked as a CNA at Parkview Home in Wayland for 11 years. She was a member of the Cottonwood United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women. Fannie was the treasurer of the Coppock City Council for 30+ years. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, church activities and spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Karen Feddersen of Wayland, IA, Betty Jo Hornaday of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Diana (David) Johnson of Brighton, IA, a daughter in law, Charlene VanSant of Middletown, Iowa, one sister, Esther (Clarence, Sr.) Seagren of Dixon, IL, 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

Preceding Fannie in death were her parents, her husband, one son, Gary VanSant, one sister, Frances Custer and one brother, Edward "Bud" Schantz, Jr.

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I will sure miss Aunt Fannie! She was so kind and caring. I remember going to her house when we were little to visit. I always enjoyed seeing her! Love to you all! Jamie Moeller

Jamie Moeller Dec 4 2012 12:00 AM

I will miss Aunt Fannie & will treasure always the quilt she made for Alexis when she was born. Our thoughts are with all of the family right now. A

Tani (Seagren) Long Dec 4 2012 12:00 AM

Saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold those precious memories in your hearts, enjoy them often and thank God for the treasure of memories! It is quite a gift of love. His peace be with you all.

ruth Heck Dec 4 2012 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to all of Fannie's family. Fannie was a neat lady, always a smile, and always a concern for others. May all the blessing be on Fannie and all of you.

Karl M. Jones Dec 4 2012 12:00 AM

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Craig,Sharon,Carson,John,Graig,Lisa,Christopher,John & Rachael

The Stauffer Family Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM

My dearest Karen (and family), May you know that my most heartfelt sympathies go out to you. What a dear and thoughtful woman she was. I recall, one evening as I was helping her get ready for bed when she was at Parkview, she handed me a Cottonwood Cookbook and told me 'Karen and I want you to have this'. I use that precious gift almost every time I'm looking for a certain 'dish' to serve. Thank you for 'sharing' not only the cookbook but also for 'sharing' your beautiful mom as well Karen with me. God Bless You and your entire family my dear friend.

Penny Klise Wellington Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM

Our most sincere thoughts and prayers to you all. I have such fond memories of Aunt Fannie and loved her so. We are so sorry we can not be with you all only in thoughts. Love Bobbie and Marrel

Roberta Bush Dec 3 2012 12:00 AM