Anna Mae DeWalt

Anna Mae DeWalt, 89 yrs., of Elverson, met Jesus face to face on Friday, June 7th.  She entered heaven peacefully after spending her last day on earth doing what she loved best: surrounded by her family, reciting Scripture and singing hymns together.

Born in Seisholtzville, Pa. on May 5, 1935, Anna Mae was the youngest daughter of the late Aaron and Irene (Wendling) Fox.  She enjoyed 63 happy years of marriage to the late Theodore B. “Ted” DeWalt, who passed away on May 30, 2020.

Anna Mae loved recounting stories of her childhood at Waldheim Park in Allentown, PA, where she sold penny candy in the snack shop and attended Allentown Band concerts. Her first piano lessons as a young girl blossomed into a lifelong love of music.  Starting as accompanist to her older brother, Anna Mae then spent decades serving as church organist at Limerick Chapel and later at Calvary Baptist Church in Pottstown.  She gave innumerable piano lessons, loved making music with her daughter and grandchildren and could play any hymn by memory - even accompanying singing at Brick Lane Community Church during her last few months.

A homemaker for her beloved family, Anna Mae set a consistent example of selflessness and servitude. She prioritized being at church any time its doors were open and was eager to open her home (and kitchen!) to all.   Whether at the organ, on her knees in prayer or at the stove making food for others, Anna Mae’s life was characterized by joy in her salvation and gratefulness to Jesus.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Rev. Aaron Fox, a sister, Elizabeth Moyer and a foster brother, Gerald Gillespie.

Anna Mae is survived by her children, Brian and his wife Margaret DeWalt of Allentown, Diane and her husband Merle Stoltzfus of Elverson and Keith and his wife Susan DeWalt of Elverson.   She loved and prayed daily for her 16 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 11 AM from the Brick Lane Community Church, 52 South Brick Lane, Elverson, Pa, with Pastor Al Kimball and grandson-in-law Mark Estes officiating. A calling hour will be held from 9:30 AM to 11 AM at the church.  Interment will be private at the Elverson Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Anna Mae to the Brick Lane Community Church, PO Box 299, Elverson, Pa.  19520-0299.

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.