“At last she is free”
Anna Mae Mascaro, 91, passed away late Thursday evening, September 16, 2021 at Taylor House. She was born on May 8, 1930, in Berry, Arkansas to William and Nora Sartin.
Anna began her journey in Arkansas, moving to Des Moines and California and returning to her permanent home, Des Moines. She experienced a variety of occupations which included, a homemaker, National Handicrafts, J.C. Penney, State of Iowa Dept. of Revenue, and retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Anna was a member of Easton Place United Methodist Church. In her younger years she was an avid bowler. She traveled across the U.S. to participate in tournaments and has several trophies, patches and pins as a reminder of those fun times. She also enjoyed trying her luck at Prairie Meadows, loved to shop, her flowers, and reading the newspaper front to back.
Anna is survived by her remaining sibling, Juanita Smith, her daughters, Leona Hernandez, Ramona Kintz, Vickie Johnson, Kim Cox; sons, Clyde Kintz Jr., twins Kevin and Keith Blake, Kirk Blake, 16 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Palmer, her parents, and 7 siblings.
In honoring Anna’s wishes there is not a service, but a private family only inurnment.
A special “Thank You” to the staff at Mill Pond Care Center, Unity Point Hospice, and the Taylor House for granting our mothers’ final wish. Memorial contributions may be directed to Link Associates, Taylor House, or Easton Place United Methodist Church.