Loretta L. "Sis" (Anderson) Vannatter

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October 10, 1933 - October 14, 2020
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in Portage Des Sioux, MO

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Loretta L. "Sis" (Anderson) Vannatter (nee Stenger), of Portage Des Sioux, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the age of 87. Loving wife of her first husband, the late Arthur James Anderson and second husband, the late Floyd Eugene Vannatter; beloved daughter of the late Aloysius and Hortense Stenger; devoted mother of Debby (Gary) Smith, Marsha (Dave) Schmelz, and Sandra (Mike Garcia) Hohensee; cherished grandmother of Gary (Katie) Smith, Trisha (Dennis) Goins, Jason (Mindy) Schmelz, Russell Hohensee, Andrew (Casey) Hohensee, and Marissa (Jon) Schmelz; treasured great-grandmother of twelve; beloved aunt, cousin, and friend. Loretta is also preceded in death by her son, Arthur "Archie" Anderson; dear sister of Julian Stenger.

Loretta was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and a member of Orchard Farm VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Loretta enjoyed going to watch St. Louis Cardinal baseball games and going to the casinos. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Family meant the world to her. Loretta was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Loretta's name to Masses or Orchard Farm VFW or Evelyn's House.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Ann Dames October 15, 2020 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Marsha, sad to hear this. Hadn’t seen her in years . She was a very nice lady.

  2. The Prakash Family October 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Sandra and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Loretta. She was a very kind, caring, and loving person to me and my family!! She was a gem!! May God’s strength be with all of you during this time!! Take care of yourself and each other!!

  3. Tom, Brenda, Allison, & Noah October 15, 2020 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    So very sorry for the loss of your mom. Noah really loved her and is feeling sad about her passing. May God wrap you in His loving arms as you navigate this loss. We are praying for your family.

  4. Mary Jo DeCoster Smith October 16, 2020 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Marsha, so sorry to hear about “Stinky”! She was my sister Carol’s best friend thru life, so glad I stopped by to see her, I loved our get together with your gma and grandpa. You have a beautiful family and I miss seeing u at boschertown!!

  5. Mac & Betty Ramirez October 16, 2020 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    All our love and condolences. She was such a loving caring lady. We will really miss her.

  6. Lisa Lewis October 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    candle 7Sandra and family,

    So very sorry to hear of Loretta’s passing. She was one heck of a character! So funny and sweet and stubborn! : ) I will miss visiting you and her being there. Love and prayers for all of you.

    The Lewis Family (Allen, Lisa, Patrick, Victoria & Roselie)

  7. Brian Cole October 22, 2020 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    candle 8I am so sorry for your loss.

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