Anna H. Stanton passed away peacefully Sunday (3-24-13) in Orchard Manor, Grove City, where she was a resident since 2010. She was 98.
Mrs. Stanton was a lifetime resident of Martins Ferry, Ohio. A pioneer in the steel industry, she was the first female crane operator in the United States. She retired from Wheeling Steel in 1972 after 31 years.
Anna was a goodhearted, generous, feisty and hardworking woman. She was a world traveler. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Stanton loved polka music, bingo and helping others. Her cream puffs and thumbprint cookies are legendary.
She leaves behind: a daughter, Anna Mae Snider; four grandchildren, Marianne and her husband Jeff; Cathy; Jon and his wife Carolyn; and Jodie; four great-grandchildren, Bethany, Jarrett, Jenna and Paige; a stepsister, Josephine; and a stepbrother, Frank.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Rose, Mary and Helen; a son-in-law, Joseph Snider; her ex-husband Jon Kinosz; and her second husband, Hugh Stanton.
Anna H., 98, Grove City.
Calling hours: Friends will be received to pay tribute to Anna and celebrate her life from 4 to 9 p.m. today (3-26-13) in BORKOSKI FUNERAL HOME, 337 Jefferson St., Tiltonsville, Ohio.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday (3-27-13) in the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Thomas officiating.
Burial: Will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio.