Anna Jean Marx Ford, 99, Hays, died Tuesday, February3, 2015 at the Sterling House in Hays.
She was born December 3, 1915 in Columbia, Missouri, the daughter of Harry S. and Regina (Thompson) Marx.
She was raised in Montana, Canada, California, Great Bend and Ellis. After graduation from Ellis High School she attended Kansas State University and then returned to the Ellis Telephone Company as operator and bookkeeper. It was there that she met her husband, who came to do an audit of the company.
On August 20, 1939, she married Gerald J. “Jerry” Ford in Ellis, Kansas, and soon moved to Hays. He died April 6, 1998. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the PEO, and the DAR. She loved to sew, cross stitch, needlepoint, and was an excellent cook.
Survivors include a son, James E. Ford and wife Pat of Santa Maria, CA, a son-in-law Floyd Klein of Victoria, KS, seven grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her step mother Florence Sheets Marx, an infant child, a daughter Susan Ford Klein, and a half-brother Edward Marx.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, Hays. Burial will follow in the Mt. Allen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until service time on Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church in memory of Anna Jean.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.