Meier, Anna

Anna Jane Orr Meier died peacefully in her beloved Kentucky Lake home at Big Bear Resort on Kentucky Lake. She was born Anna Jane Orr on 4/15/1924 in Bruceville, IN to David Joseph Orr and Rose Jones Orr, both deceased. She was 94 years old. Anna is survived by her son, Richard Orr Meier and his wife, M. Janet Caldemeyer, of Benton, KY, her daughter Kathryn Meier Wright of Bloomington, IN, her sisters Ruth Klassy and Mary Hancock of Evansville, IN. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard F. Meier, sister Sarah Fromang, her son-in-law Dennis Wright and her granddaughter Anne Wright. Her grandchildren are Norah Meier Maroulis and her husband, Steven. of Dallas TX, Sam Wright of State College, PA and Pierce Meier and his wife, Sarah, of Keller, TX. Anna was the daughter of an ABC agent in Indiana and had many stories to tell about the revenuers. She was one of 4 sisters and the Tomboy for her dad. Anna excelled at sports in her younger years and even waterskiied as an adult though she could not swim a lick. Anna attended Evansville College for an accounting degree. She worked in a dental office and as a line assistant in an aircraft factory during WWII. She met her husband at Evansville College and they married on March 4, 1946 and celebrated 66 years of marriage before his death in 2012. Anna was a member and active in PEO for over 65 years. Her biggest accomplishment before 1971 was a stay at home mom to her 2 children. Life changed when Dick and Anna moved to Kentucky Lake in 1969 and bought Big Bear Camp in 1971 with their son, Rick. The three operated what is now known as Big Bear Resorts, Inc. until they sold it to Rick and Janet in 1985. As the office manager, Anna was known as Mama Bear. They then retired to Gainesville, FL. Anna and Dick moved back to Big Bear Resort in 2000 to live in the Treetops Condominiums. There will be no public funeral service as per the family’s wishes. The family asks that contributions are made in Anna’s name to the Marshall County Humane Society, 6301 US 68, Benton, KY 42025.


Published 12:00 AM, Monday Jan. 28, 2019
Updated 10:39 PM, Monday Jan. 28, 2019

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