Born: March 04, 1925
Died: March 22, 2013
Anna Mae Koenig, 88, Vincennes, formerly of Edwardsport, passed away Friday March 22, 2013 with her family by her side. Anna Mae was born on March 4, 1925 to Jesse and Eva McNew, of Bicknell. Anna Mae grew up in Bicknell, where her father was freight master for the railroad. Anna Mae and her sister, Esther, could be seen at the railroad office or spending time with their father’s best friend, Doc Carrico. She spent much of her childhood accompanying Doc Carrico on his veterinarian rounds and time with her father at their camp on the White River. She enjoyed hunting with her father, who taught her to be a marksman. Doc Carrico nicknamed Anna Mae “Billie” and her sister Esther “Tommy”. These nicknames stuck with them throughout Anna’s lifetime. She was employed by Security Bank & Trust, and retired from the bank as the head bookkeeper at the Bicknell branch. She married her high school sweetheart, Herman Koenig, Jr. on March 4, 1942. Anna Mae and Herman lived on the family farm near Edwardsport. They were members of the Bethel Church their entire lives. They were married for 63 and had three sons, John, Jim and Joe. She enjoyed needle work, tole painting, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anna Mae also enjoyed motorcycle riding with Herman.
Anna Mae is survived by her sister, Esther Summitt, of Bicknell; sons, Jim Koenig and his wife Linda of Brandon, FL and Joe Koenig and his wife Virginia of Vincennes; daughter-in-law Joan Koenig of Indianapolis; she was blessed with seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her oldest son, John.
The family will receive friends on Monday March 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bethel Church. Funeral services will begin Tuesday March 26, 2013 also at Bethel Church at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating and burial following at the Bethel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Church or Good Samaritan Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.