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Lillian Ann (Whitmer) Anthony

September 9, 1933 ~ May 27, 2020 (age 86)


Lillian Ann Anthony, 86, of Main Street, Chicora, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot.

Lillian was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 9, 1933.  She was the daughter of the late Harry William and Margaret Pew Whitmer.  Lillian was adopted by her grandmother, Annie Whitmer and her husband, Harvey, and was raised in Perryville, near Parker.

Lillian was a homemaker.

Lillian is survived by her husband, Dale E. Anthony, whom she married on March 3, 1962.  Also surviving is a daughter, Pearl Ryan and her husband, Charles, of Chicora; a step daughter, Rosalyn Johnston of Petrolia; her grandchildren, Emily Giammatteo and her husband, Todd, Anthony Ryan and his wife, Kerry; her step grandchildren, Rodney Johnston, Tina Bailey, Allen Zang, Jessica King; her great grandchildren, Carter Giammatteo, Jordan Ryan and Austin Ryan, as well as a number of step great and great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by a great grandson, George Ryan Giammatteo.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora.  Condolences may be sent by visiting

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