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Edna Lottie McAnaney, age 92, passed away on Nov. 1, 2011 in Katy.

She was born at home in Kenney, on March 11, 1919 to Clara Henske and Henry Henske Jr. She was married to Frank Aubrey McAnaney who preceded her in death by four years.

She is survived by her younger brother Elmo J. Henske of La Marque and his wife Erma Lee. Edna has one daughter; Amy Claire Lochte married to Neal Lochte. She has two grandchildren Christopher Lochte and Kerry Lochte. She has one nephew, James Henske, and two nieces, Diana Trochesset and Janet Henske; along with one great-nephew and three great-nieces. She is also survived by cousins Wilma Wahl of Houston and Harvey Himley of Bellville.

Edna grew up in the tiny town of Kenney, north of Bellville. She attended Bellville High School.

At the age of 17 she moved out on her own and began working for different families. She tried to save up money in order to continue her education. She attended University of Houston when it first opened for a few classes, and then later went on to Massey Business College where she learned her secretarial skills.

She worked for Taystee Bakery in the business office during World War II and later worked for other companies in Houston.

After the war Edna met Frank McAnaney when he played tennis with her roommate. Frank became her best friend and married her at Trinity Lutheran Church.

They lived in a small garage apartment, in Spring Branch, for a while and later bought land  past Brittmore Road, outside the city limits. They lived on a three acre farm on Upland Drive for over 50 years. Frank loved to garden and he became a full time farmer raising organic vegetables. Edna canned or froze many of their fruits and vegetables and sold the rest.

She has gone on to be with her Savior and joins the ones that have gone before her into heaven. She looked forward to each and every day, until her last. God blessed us with Edna.


Posted by Joy Neely



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