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Anna "Annie" Theresa Schranz, Age: 64
Apr 19, 1956 - Oct 04, 2020

Anna lost her battle with cancer, Sunday, October 4, 2020. She passed peacefully at her brother’s home in Lawson, Missouri. Anna was surrounded by her son, granddaughter, sisters, brother, and family. Anna was born April 19, 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri to Walter A. and Bernice E. Schranz. Anna was proceeded in death by her grandparents, parents, and beloved niece, Dana Dolt. Anna is survived by her son, Andrew James Schranz (Krystal Ray), granddaughter, Anna Theresa Schranz all from Boca Raton, Florida. Sisters, Mary Dolt and Karlena (Mitzie) Echo of Raytown, Missouri and brother, James Schranz and wife Wanda of Lawson, Missouri. Foster sister, Vickie Callahan of Americus, Kansas.

Anna lost her parents as a child which resulted in her spending her early years in the care of the foster system. Anna grew up to be a successful, loving, caring sister, aunt, mother, wife and friend. Many chuckles have been had by family and Anna describing herself as a gypsy. Anna had a passion for moving about and being a mother-like figure to many of her family, friends and friends-children. She always had a smile and drive for inclusivity. Anna’s world changed when her son Andrew James Schranz was born on February 24, 1983. Andrew describes his mom with one word - “unconditional”. Her unconditional love was carried through to the day she drew her last breath. Anna had a sense of humor, fun, spontaneous concert-going and had a past time of listening and singing music. Artist like Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, BB King, Beatles, and Elvis Presley set her soul free. As Anna’s life changed with her son, she, as a single mom, worked several jobs to support herself and Andrew. Anna was known for working hard and doing her best, spending over ten years of her employment career working for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, where she received the Outstanding Award for being the inaugural female employee to perform manual labor. Anna’s true work of passion was her love of flowers and being a florist. Anna was nothing less than a perfectionist who shared this amazing talent and creativity. Anna was also known for sharing these talents not only with her employer but with many family and friends. Prior to 2003, Anna spent many years in the Kansas City area but then packed up Andrew and moved to Pompano Beach, Florida. This aspiration of living at the beach was a life-long dream. Her love for the ocean and sand between her toes was a perfect day. She continued her passion as a florist which lead to her meeting the “Love of her life” Angel Adriazola. They were married on the beach on Christmas day in 2005. Many happy years were spent in Florida before returning back to Kansas City, Missouri. Anna was a woman of faith. It was important that she instill her faith to her son Andrew. One of Anna’s favorite memories was sharing stories of Andrew as an altar boy. Outside of having her son and moving to Florida, she describes her next greatest life moment was the birth of her granddaughter and namesake, Anna Theresa Schranz, born on February 21, 2019. She then returned to Florida as much as possible to spend time with her grand baby (little Anna). The family would like to thank all those who have provided support and prayer to Anna and family during this journey. A special thank you to those who participated in Anna’s care from Crossroads Hospice. A memorial drive by to honor Anna’s life is planned for Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2:00PM at her brother’s home, 28420 MM County Road, Lawson, MO., 64062. Due to Covid-19, the family has requested those who attend the memorial to please remain in your vehicles as you drive around the circle in her honor.

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Celebration of Life
Memorial Drive by to Honor Ann's Life
28420 MM County Road
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Date of Service:
Oct 10 ,2020
Time of Service:
02:00 PM
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Robin Maddock Oct 06 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas city ,Missouri

Sure loved that girl. My prayers and thoughts go out to all the family and friends.

Rita McFarland Oct 06 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I have known Anna since we we young girls working at Crestwood Flowers and then at Luther's. My heart aches for all of you but mostly for Andy and baby Anna. I know Andy will always teach her about her grandma! I could go on with so many stories but I will pray she has no more pain and rejoicing with the angels! Love to all, Rita & Randy

Amber Rose White Oct 06 ,2020

Family friend ,Blue Springs ,Missouri

Anna banana, I’m glad your finally at peace and so happy you get to see your family. I hate that your in the group of people that are not with us any longer. I know that you all will be having fun though! So many memories of Blues concerts, Christmas dancing to Al Green, buying me my first bra ha, driving the banana boat and countless more.. Andy, I know this pain scares you deep but you got little Anna and never let her forget. God, it hurts but know we love you. I’ll Take good care of the girls I love them so much. You all will always be my family and she will be missed.

Michelle Tevis( Dean) Oct 06 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

My prayers to Andy and the family. She was a very good lady. Taught me how to fix Italian cookies and loved on me all the time. She will be missed.

Laura Gibbs Oct 06 ,2020

Frienf ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

I meet Anna at Kamps Flowers, she was like a whirlwind, outgoing and strong. She would definitely tell you like it was, no holding back. On Memorial Day one year She took me to her parents grave and showed me their home. Oh the memories .When my son Ryan was born she told me it was no big deal and always treated him just like any other kid. We spent a lot of years raising our boys and taking them to many places, the zoo and Worlds of fun just to name a few. I hadn't seen her for many years but she came to my Mom's Memorial. Wow was I impressed with that. She told me about 10 times I'm a Grandma. I could tell how Happy she was. Andy your Mom loved you with all her heart.You were just what she needed in her life. Anna fly with the Angels now and forever.

Alexis Pierce Oct 06 ,2020

My deepest condolences, I’m touched to have had the opportunity to meet Anna. She was a beautiful woman inside and out who always had a smile on her face and could always make you laugh! She will be missed dearly. Sending all my love and prayers to her family, I hope each and everyone of you can find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Yolanda Marie Hill Oct 06 ,2020

Best Friend for Life ,Las Vegas ,Nevada

My condolences to you Andy Schranz and Family you will remain in my prayers. Anna's smile, witty humor and unconditional love for everyone will be truly missed and never forgotten. I thank God she played a big part in my life. Rest easy My Girl Anna Forever in my Heart.... Yolanda Hill

Donna Grosko Oct 06 ,2020

Long Time Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Anna I am so sorry to hear of your passing . No more pain and suffering for you girl! I’ve missed not speaking to you recently and I know that you were so glad that Andrew brought the baby so you could see her again I hope that you rest in peace Anna and that you are in gods hands may he bless you and keep you safe and also say hi to Richard for me I miss him so love you girl

Cliftonia L Bell Oct 06 ,2020

Friend ,FORNEY ,Texas

My heart goes out to the family. My niece Yolanda and I both worked for the City of Kansas City Mo. Parks & Recreation Dept. Yolanda transferred to the Streets Dept that's when she met Anna and my niece introduced me the her. Anna was a high spirited person, she was full of love, forgiveness, happiness and never let any grass grow underneath her feet ( she lived her life to the fullest). She will truly, truly, be missed. God has plucked another one of his angels. Rest in peace Anna love always. Tonie

Theresa stimac Oct 06 ,2020

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

Ann is a person who new no strangers. Ann would take kids in good or bad and tried to show them how to survive. Ann was artist inside & outside. She loved her Andrew. Andrew is one of the finest men I’ve met. Ann did a great job raising her Andrew A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness.

The Kensinger’s Oct 07 ,2020

Friend of sisters ,Raytown ,Missouri

My deepest sympathies to Annie’s entire family. May the good memories of your times with Annie bring you joy in the tragic situation. Love to you all. Bill Margaret Megan and Jennie ❤️

John Rolando Oct 07 ,2020

Childhood friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I first met her on Elm St at the Morgan's house, when I was maybe 12?. I remember her from the Depot days. What a happy soul she was. She saved my life, once. Rest in peace, Anna. <3

Jeane sola Oct 08 ,2020

Family friend ,Platte city ,Missouri

To Annie's family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Annie's Presence will always surround us as her Spirit lives on. Not even in death shall we part. May GOD give each of you strength to get through this most difficult time. Annie left a beautiful legacy behind and she will be deeply missed.😘