Anna M. Link, 83

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Anna Mae Link, 83, of Carlinville passed away on Monday morning, March 13, 2017, at Heritage Health Care in Carlinville.

Ann was born on May 15, 1933, to Benjamin and Rose (Jasinski) Piascik in Chicago. She graduated from St. Mary of Perpetual Help in Chicago and married Charles Glenn Link on May 23, 1951, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1993.

Ann worked for Area Heating and Cooling in Carlinville as a bookkeeper. She also worked in the meat department for Tri-City Grocery, Taylor’s Chili Parlor, Rosentreter Body Shop as a bookkeeper and as a clerk for the Secretary of State in Springfield. Ann was a member of Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville. She loved music, dancing, roller skating, traveling, and canning. Ann was a past member of the Catholic Daughters of America and Sweet Adeline.

Ann is survived by her son, Stephen Link of Carlinville; daughter, Cheryl (Gerry) Beanblossom of Carlinville; son, Alan Link of Carlinville; son, Roger (Lisa) Link of Pawnee; son, Frank (Debra) Link of Carlinville; nine grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) Boente, Kate (Andy) Stehl, Emily Beanblossom, Brandon Link, David Link, Adam Link, Kallie Link, Chad Link and Kristin Link; four great-grandchildren; two step-sisters, Shirley Falter and Doris Falter; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, Ann was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Jill and Jennifer Beanblossom, and Jacob Link; and three sisters, Nancy Barley, Carol Townsend and Rosemary Piascik.

Visitation was held Tuesday, March 14, from 4-7 p.m. at Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville, with a prayer service being conducted at 3:45 p.m. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, March 15, at 10 a.m. at the church, with Father Michael Haag officiating. Burial followed in New Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Ss. Mary and Joseph Building Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences can be given at

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, was in charge of arrangements.