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Anna Lee Haggerty


Canton- Anna Lee (Post) Haggerty, 97, of Canton, passed away at 8:24 AM on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on May 31, 1922 in Bryant, Illinois, to Earl and Lena (Wilcoxen) Post. She married Robert Linn Haggerty on March 9, 1947 in Canton, who preceded her in death in December of 1995. Also preceding her in death are her beloved children, Dennis Haggerty and Linda Adams.

Anna Lee graduated from Canton High School in 1940, where she met Robert. They began their life together as farmers and soon after started their family with Linda and Dennis born a year apart. She and Robert adopted Lori twelve years later. She loved life and deeply loved God and her family. She was active in the church all her life, teaching Sunday school, supporting her family members’ involvement in the church and cooking for potlucks. Anna Lee was last a member of Covenant Community Church in Canton.

As a devoted wife, she worked steadfastly by Robert’s side in farming and their restaurant business. Her family was always her priority and she loved having them visit—she especially loved seeing her grandkids and great-grandkids. She prayed for her family and many friends every day. She kept her deep joy and sense of humor till the end. Her family legacy and traditions will live on, and she will be greatly missed.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, three brothers: Russell Post, Marshall Post and Danny Post, and three sisters: Violet Post, Ruby Hauser and Bea Whitehead. Surviving her is one daughter, Lori Shaw of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Colin (and Shelley) Adams of Canton, Heather (and Kevin) Eide of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Dawn Sabrina (and Joshua) Barlow of Redding, California; Mackenzie Hitz of Dallas, Texas; twelve great-grandchildren, and one brother, Edward Post of Florida, who deeply loved his big sister.

Funeral services will be at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 7, 2019, with visitation from 2:00 PM until the time of the services. Additional visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 6, 2019 also at the funeral home. Rev. Kevin Van Tine will officiate with burial in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to Covenant Community Church.

To view Anna’s DVD press play below



  • Sara Lee

    Reply September 3, 2019 9:12 pm

    Fantastic video! Anna was well loved by her friends and family. She was a very hard worker, a resourceful and creative seamstress, and a very good Christian. I am thankful to her for bringing me my good friend, Lori. She is surely in heaven with God now. He is saying “Well done, my good and faithful servant!”

  • Marcie Anderson-Myers

    Reply September 4, 2019 3:39 pm

    Anna was a wonderful Christian lady. She is heaven now with Linda who was my very best friend. Your family will be in my prayers. God has another angel in His kingdom.

    • Cindi

      Reply September 5, 2019 7:55 pm

      Beautiful tribute to Annalee. I remember when my family moved to Illinois in 1980 and how Annalee and Bob were one of the first people that came to help us out as my family struggled to find a house to move into. My Mom had 8 of us children and the Haggerty’s offered to let us pitch a tent in their yard for a few days. Thankfully it was during the summer time. I didn’t realize then how generous of them to do that for all of us being complete strangers to them. As the years went by, we got to know the Haggertys better since we all attended the same churches. I was pleased to see some of my family members in the pictures. Glad my sister Yvette got the opportunity to assist Anna in the last few years of her life. Annalee and Bob started out helping us as a family and then years later one of my family members was able to help Annalee. 🙂

  • Linda Hogan Meurer

    Reply September 7, 2019 10:28 am

    Anna was the mother of my very good friend Linda. She was always welcoming when I came to visit out on the farm to visit Linda. Such a kind and Christian person.

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