Anna (DeWaard) Uken, 98, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Kanawha Community Home.
Anna and her late husband, Harm Uken, were well-known farmers in the Kanawha community and long time members of Kanawha Christian Reformed Church. Anna was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, family member and friend. She was known for her gentle spirit, hospitality, hard work and her homemade cooking. She was born in Kansas and spent most of her life around Kanawha. She enjoyed simple pleasures and was the happiest when at home feeding and spending time with those she loved. Anna had a quiet strength that was rooted in her relationship with her savior, Jesus Christ.
She experienced many losses and was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of over 65 years, her siblings and many friends. She is survived by her three children and their spouses: John and Mary Ann Meyer, Ronald and Suzanne Miel-Uken and Harvey and Beverly Uken. She leaves behind nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Schreur, and many nephews and nieces.
The family extends deepest gratitude and appreciation for the loving care given over many years to Anna by Char Schreur, her niece.
Memorials in Anna’s honor may be made to the Kanawha Christian Reformed Church, the Kanawha Christian School, Christian Reformed Church World Missions (Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer Mexico Mission) and World Renew.
Visitation was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, with the funeral service following at 11 a.m., at Kanawha Christian Reformed Church. Please join the family in celebrating her life and legacy.