Anna Rose Howard

Anna Rose Howard, 81, of Willowbrook, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away Oct. 20, 2020.

Anna was born to Alta, née Dickerson, and Finis Blankenship in Huntingdon, Tenn., and was raised in Akron, Ohio, where she graduated from Garfield High School. Anna loved life and lived it to the fullest. She always had a gift with fashion and started a modeling school in Akron. Anna moved to Hinsdale in 1976 and raised her three sons here. She worked in financial management at Morgan Stanley, Lunn Partners and Kidder Peabody.

She loved spending time with family and friends and shopping. She never missed a sale. Anna invited everyone to stay with her and experience the Chicago lifestyle. She could pull together a fancy party in minutes and outshine any hostess or decorator. She loved to travel, try new food, and take on many adventures with family and friends. Anna had so much love to share and never missed an opportunity to let someone know she cared about them.

The family is grateful for all of the love and support given by family and friends.

She leaves behind her sons, Chad, Lane and Heath (Jan) Howard; her grandson, Hudson Howard; and many close family members and friends.

Per Anna’s wishes, a cremation has taken place and there will be no public funeral services held.

A celebration of life will be scheduled with information to be shared a later time.

Sullivan Funeral Home Hinsdale handled the arrangements.