Anne Karpuk Mawson, 91, of Archie, Missouri died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Adrian Manor, Adrian, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Archie, Missouri. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Archie. Memorial contributions may be made to the Archie F.F.A. Chapter.
Anne Karpuk was born December 22, 1923 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph Karpuk and Sophia Jakamchik Karpuk. On September 15, 1944 in Fort Scott, Kansas, she married William (Bill) Mawson, who preceded her in death on November 28, 2011.
Anne’s parents moved to a farm in rural Adrian, Missouri when she was three years old. She attended Crawford School and graduated from Adrian High School in 1940. Before marriage Anne worked in Kansas City at Screenland Photo Service as a filing clerk. After marriage she became a supporting spouse of the family farm. Anne loved working with animals and was always taking in orphans and strays. She loved to draw and create art objects. She was an avid gardener and always had the freezer and pantry full of her produce.
Besides her husband, Bill, Anne was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Roger Mawson, a brother, Joseph Karpuk, and a sister, Mary Davis. Anne is survived by son, Ronald Mawson (Debbie) of Archie, daughter, Rita Mawson Fobian (Clark) of Sedalia, Missouri, son, Rodney Mawson (Kay) of Archie; 7 grandchildren, Daphne Mawson Ramsbottom (Mike) of St. Louis, Missouri, Aryliss Mawson Hamilton (Travis) of Archie, Andrew Mawson (LeAnn) of Raymore, Missouri, Kerri Fobian Henness (Steve) of Columbia, Missouri, Todd Fobian (Aaron), of Calera, AL, Callie Curtis (Nick) and Mackenzie Mawson of Archie; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 nephews, Jerry Davis of Butler and Richie Davis of Adrian.