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Anita Gress

October 3, 1944 — June 29, 2022



Anita Louise Gress was born on October 3, 1944, to Howard and Sarah Jane (Utman) Phillips in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She grew up in Modale, Iowa and moved to Logan, Iowa at the age of 17. She graduated in 1962. Anita worked as a nurse’s aide in Missouri Valley, at the Logan Headstart and at Martin Luther Home. She married Frances Archer in March of 1962 and they were blessed with four children, Timothy, Sheri, Steven and Randy. Anita later married James Gress and they were together for over 25 years.

Anita enjoyed growing flowers, drawing, and knitting and crocheting. She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.

Anita died at her home outside of Dunlap, Iowa on June 29, 2022, at the age of 77 years, eight months and 26 days.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Francis Archer; and daughter-in-law, Deborah Archer. She is survived by her husband, James Gress of Dunlap; children, Timothy Archer of St. Joseph, Missouri, Sheri McNeley of Wichita, Kansas, Steven Archer of Blair, Nebraska and Randy (Kandi) Archer of Missouri Valley, Iowa; step-children, Laurie (Randy) Christo of Woodbine, Scott (Shannon) Gress of Maine and Jeff Hainsworth of Florida; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria Haenftling of Ohio; and many other relatives and friends.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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