Norma M. Anshutz (nee Benefit), 72, of Wadsworth, went to be with the Lord Friday September 4, 2009 following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Born April 13, 1937 in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA to the late Henry and Louise Benefit. Mrs. Anshutz was a graduate of Buckeye High School (Ohio) class of 1955, she enjoyed crafts, Decorating her home, flowers, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her sister Lois McVicker Smith and great granddaughter Eliana Kendall.
Norma is survived by her husband William “Bill” Anshutz with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage, son and daughter in law Steve and Pam Anshutz of Wadsworth, daughters and sons in law Sandy and Blane Matheney of Edgewater, FL, Jennie and Alan Cottrill of Wadsworth and son Scott Anshutz of Wadsworth. There are 8 grandchildren; Joseph Matheney, Todd Anshutz, Jeff Matheney, Alex (Bubbs) Cottrill, Alan (Bobbie) Cottrill Jr., Michael Fotta Jr., Kim Fotta Kendall, and Frank Fotta, 2 great grandchildren August Kendall and Emet Kendall and her brothers Ron Benefit of Lodi and Bill (Jan) Benefit of Sullivan. There are numerous nieces and nephews also surviving.
The family will receive friends 6-8PM Wednesday
at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 AM Thursday at Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Rd. (State Rt. 94) Wadsworth, with Pastor Ernie Graf officiating. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sandra Hazra, Veronica and staff, the staff at BCH, WRH and Wadsworth Point, Cheryl McCoy, Sue Sturgess, Amber Haugelwaut, Philomina, and Jim Hansen for all of their love, care and support.