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Maria L. (Daems) Wijnants, 85, of Anderson, died April 14, 2017, at Community Hospital after a very brief illness.
She was born in Weelde, Belgium on Dec. 23, 1931, the daughter of Felix and Maria Victoria (Wouters) Daems.
She was a seamstress at Fran Mar Cleaners, then Anderson Fur Company and retired in the 1990s from Alac Garment Service.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anderson.
She liked to sew and read.
Maria is survived by her husband, F. J. Wijnants of Anderson whom she married Oct. 21, 1952; daughter, Vicki King of Anderson; granddaughter, Catherine (Geoffrey) Shaneyfelt of Middletown; great-grandchildren, Colby, Collin, Kennady, Koen and Corbin; nephew, Timothy (Julia) Washburn; and several family members in Belgium.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Maria Daems; daughter, Maria C. Wijnants; sister, Jeannie Washburn.
Mass of Christian burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Msgr. Robert L. Sell officiating. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
Published on April 17, 2017
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