Anna K Wamsley, 100, of Hurley, NY, passed away very peacefully surrounded by family on November 14, 2023. Anna was born on April 11, 1923 in Kingston, NY, eldest daughter of the late Walter and Anna Pilz. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth O. Wamsley, two brothers Walter and his wife Terry Pilz, Joseph and his wife Ethel Pilz and her sister Marie DeWitt and infant great-grandson Collin Wamsley.
Survivors include her two sons; Kenneth and his wife Donna Briggs Wamsley and Thomas and his wife Donna Jean Wamsley. Her grandchildren include; Tamara Wamsley, Alison Wamsley, Rebecca (Steve) Mulford, Katrina (Sean) Quinlan, Kenneth (Samantha) Wamsley, John Wamsley, Diane Wamsley, Amanda (Maurice) Mullen, Moriah (Josh) Miller, Kevin (Teri) Wamsley and Lydia Wamsley (Will Garraty). She was blessed with 23 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. An abundance of loving nieces and nephews filled ‘Aunt Ann’s’ life with joy.
A ‘farm girl’ through and through, Anna was very proud to be raised on her family’s farm in Hurley. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Hurley Fire Department. As a lifelong member of The Pomona Grange, she may have scooped you an ice cream cone at the Ulster County Fair during her volunteer hours. Her gardens were a labor of love and she always kept her home looking beautiful. She delighted in sharing her canna lilies and ‘hens and chicks’ which spread love far and wide. Anna was employed as a cashier at the Walter Reade Community Theatre and also worked at Rylance Printing Associates for fourteen years. She was very proud to say it took three people to replace her when she retired. Additionally, the children of Hurley School were fortunate to have her in the cafeteria. She was instrumental in helping redevelop the school lunch program.
When she wasn’t tending to her yard or cooking her famous ham dinners with all the irreplicable fixings, she enjoyed events with the Hurley Senior Citizens, visiting with neighbors during the Hurley’s ‘Souper’ Lunches and fussing over her loved ones. Other joys included attending productions at Coach House Players and luncheons for various charitable causes with friends. Doing puzzles, watching Dancing with The Stars, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy all kept her sharp and witty the last few years.
Her advice to all would be to live simply, cherish each day and make sure you clean your plate.
An immense thank you to Hudson Valley Hospice for their guidance, compassion and overall support. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Hudson Valley Hospice. For those who wish, contributions in Anna’s memory may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice at www.HVHospice.org
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 1pm to 4pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Monday, November 20, 2023 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 242 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401. Burial will follow in Hurley Cemetery, Hurley, NY. A tribute for Anna can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.