Anna Mae (Diehl) Fraser

Born: Wed., Dec. 2, 1914
Died: Wed., Dec. 11, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Location: Markwood Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 14, 2013
Location: Keyser Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 14, 2013
Location: Keyser Presbyterian Church

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Anna Mae Fraser
      KEYSER, W.Va. - Anna Mae Fraser, 99, of Keyser, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Heartland of Keyser with her family at her bedside.  Mrs. Fraser wintered in Lakeport, FL for 30 years and summer home in Springfield, WV.
     Born on December 2, 1914, in Keyser, she was a daughter of the late Parley and Katherine (Pysell) Diehl.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, John H. Fraser, Sr. on August 24, 2007, two brothers, William and Robert Diehl and three sisters, Sadie Maine, Marie Moore and Dorothy “Deanie” Hoover.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
    Mrs. Fraser was a graduate of Keyser High School and a homemaker.  She was the oldest member of Keyser Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women, Alkire Chapter 10, OES and International Transportation Union Auxiliary.  She organized and chaired the Exuberant Eighth Club at the Keyser High Rise.   Anna Mae enjoyed fishing and boating with her husband, John, until his death, and traveled nationally and internationally and was a talented decorator.
     Surviving are her daughter Sharon Nicol of Keyser; her son John H. Fraser, Jr. & wife Mary Ellen of Powell, WY; a grandson, John H. Fraser, III and wife, Regina of Lucerne, Switzerland; two granddaughters Sally Brown of Middletown, MD and Nancy Mason of Martinsburg, WV and three great-grandsons: Fraser A. Brown, Graham Brown and Myles Mason.
     Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.  Services will be held at the Keyser Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Mineral Street, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 with the Reverend Karen J. Long officiating.  Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to services.
     Interment will follow in Queen’s Point Cemetery, Keyser, WV.

Charitable donations may be made in Anna Mae's memory to the following organization:

Faith in Action Food Pantry
71 James Street, Keyser, WV 26726

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Kathy Stafford (Dr. Saheta's office)
   Posted Fri December 13, 2013
Dear Ms. Nicol, I was saddened to read of the passing of your Mother. You know she held a very special place in my heart! It was always a pleasure to see you both! I know she lived to a wonderful age, but it doesn't stop the "missing" we feel when losing our Moms. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. Kathy

Sheila Golden
   Posted Fri December 13, 2013
I am very saddened by the passing of Mrs Fraser. As a Heartland volunteer, I visited with her on many occasions. In fact, we had a lovely conversation the day before Thanksgiving. She involved me to have lunch with her; but I couldn't stay that day. I promised her that I would have lunch with her another day. I truly intended to do that before Christmas and!I am so sorry that I did not get to share lunch with her. She was very proud of her family and of the achievements and accomplishments of each of you. When she was feeling well enough, she enjoyed participating in the Red Hat group activities. She particularly enjoyed the balloon sculpting activity that we did a few months ago. After that event, I left a photo in her room of her holding her balloon figure. I will certainly miss her each time I visit with Heartland residents. Please know that my thoughts are with your entire family during this difficult time.

Gayle Kasmier
   Posted Sat December 14, 2013
Sharon, Sally, and Nancy:
I'm so sorry I was not aware of Anna Mae's passing until it was too late to come to the funeral home and extend my condolences in person. Mandie was so happy to see her at Bill's birthday party. She enjoyed taking care of her when she worked at Heartland. I always enjoyed talking/visiting with her and John. She was a very nice person--a trait that is being carried on by each of you. Take care and may God Bless each of you with wonderful memories to be treasured forever.

Rena Litten
   Posted Tue December 17, 2013
Dear Sharon,

I was very sorry to hear through our Parish Nursing group of the passing of your Mother. I remember seeing you together at our parties in the past, and she always seemed to enjoy it.

Rena Litten