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Anneliese Fuchs, 101, of Staunton, Ill., died Friday, April 29, 2022, at Heritage Health in Staunton. Born May 21, 1920, in Saxony, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Max and Frieda Anna (Richter) Ritschel. She married Raymond Fuchs on Feb. 25, 1945, at St. Paul Evangelical Church in Staunton, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1984.

Anne graduated from Staunton High School in 1939. For 10 years after high school, Ann worked as a clerk at the Mt. Olive Milling Company (1939 to 1949). Being a housewife and mother followed in time. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Staunton. She was an active member of the Women’s Fellowship at her church and ministered to shut-ins through her church. In addition, she enjoyed growing plants and flowers, volunteering at the Food Pantry, and working at the election polls.

She is survived by her son, Alan (Cathy) Fuchs of Breese; two grandchildren, Erica (Shane) Darling and Aaron (Susan) Fuchs; three great-grandchildren, Allen Ethan Darling, Madelaine Darling, and Harmon Fuchs. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Ritschel; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norman and Anne Fuchs, Edwards Fuchs, and Melvin and Marilyn Fuchs.

No services will be held. Private interment of her cremains at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be left online at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton is in charge of arrangements.

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