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Mother of Patty Savona Speiker ’81 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 29, 2012

SAVONA Anna Jean (Seib) Anna Jean (Seib) Savona of Maumee, OH passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 1, 1935 in Maryland to John Joseph Seib and Isabelle (Rae) Seib. Anna graduated from Beall High in Frostburg, Maryland in 1953 and, soon after, moved to the Detroit, Michigan area where she met her future husband, Peter J. Savona. They were married June 30th, 1956. Following the birth of their three children, they relocated to Maumee, OH in 1966. Anna was known for her love of children and she touched the lives of many throughout her life. In addition to her own three children, Anna fostered over 25 children in her home. Following her years of foster care, she worked at the Sunshine and Miami Children’s Homes where she cared for special needs children. Over the years, Anna also babysat many children regularly in her home, several of them for years. Anna Jean loved to host family gatherings and always enjoyed competing in a game of cards or dominoes. She was an active member of the St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Peter Savona, Maumee; her daughter, Patty Speiker and husband, Charlie, Waterville; two sons, Michael Savona and wife, Patti, Lakeside, and Tim Savona and wife, Pam, Fishers, IN; 11 grandchildren, Tim Savona Jr., Des Moines, IA, Chelsea Savona, Indianapolis, Ashlea Savona, Seattle, WA, Jennifer Zeunik and husband, Joseph, Brownsburg, IN, Amanda Jennings, Columbus, Brent Jennings and wife, Emily, Niceville, FL, Nicole Frisch and husband, Nick, Fostoria, Kari Patrick and husband, Cole, Avon, Nate Savona and wife, Kelleen, Chicago, IL, Kayle Savona, Lakeside, and A.J. Savona, Lakeside; 5 great-grandchildren (and counting), Dylan Savona, Elliana Frisch, Evianne Frisch, Macey Zeunik, and Connor Patrick; sisters, Betty Maurer, Fredonia, PA and Patricia Martin, Frostburg, MD; brother, Fred Seib and wife, Ramona, Cumberland, MD, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Angelica Savona; brothers, Joseph Seib, Leo Seib, and Jacob Seib, and sisters, Wilhelmina Dye, Agnes Dawson, and Mary Brant. Friends and family will be received at The Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home 501 Conant St. Maumee on Monday, July 30, 2012, from 3:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by the funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Online condolences may be made at

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