Anna M. Berger of Ada, age 85, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems, Lima, Ohio.

She was born on November 27, 1925, in Hardin County, to David Walter and Mable Marie (Switzer) Hites.

On June 1, 1947, she married Robert L. Berger, and he died on March 9, 1987.

Survivors include a son, Russell Berger of Ada; two daughters: Myra Berger of Ada, and Mindy (John) Sherman of Kenton; four grandchildren: Ryan Berger, John Robert Sherman, Hannah Elizabeth Sherman, and Patricia Ann Sherman; a great-grandson, Grayson Berger; and two brothers: Edwin (Pat) Hites of Tecumseh, Michigan, and Glen (Elinor) Hites of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Gene Hites, Raymond Hites and Donald Hites; and by a sister, Edna Mae Roby.

Anna retired in 1989 as a registered nurse at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kenton. She previously served as the school nurse for the Ada School system for two years and then as a substitute.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ada since 1953 and was a member of the Leah Circle at the church. She was a 1943 graduate of McGuffey High School and then she graduated from Flower Hospital School of Nursing, Toledo, in 1947.

Since 1952, she served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross, Ada Chapter Blood Services Program, serving on the Board as a member and president. She worked with Disaster Services, Service to Military Families and Veterans, and the Nursing Services, and Blood Donor Recruitment.

Anna volunteered for many years for the Ada-Liberty Township United Way. She was appointed to the Ada Public Library Board in 1967, serving as president first in 1984. Anna was actively involved with the extensive renovation/remodeling of the Library in 1994.

She received the Rotary International Service Above Self Award in 1985. In 1994, she served on the Board of Trustees and Advisory Board for Hardin Home Health and Hospice Care. In 1998 she became a charter member of the Hardin County Ambassadors and served as president from 1998-2000. Also in 1998, she received the Community Service Award from the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

A public memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, at the First United Methodist Church of Ada, with the Rev. Wayne Albertson officiating. A family graveside service will be held at the family's convenience.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the First United Methodist Church of Ada and/or the Ada Public Library and/or the American Red Cross, Hardin County Unit.

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