Mary Anna (Niemeier) Sandleben, 79, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville surrounded by her family.

She was born in Posey County on Feb. 12, 1935 to Martin F. and Dorothy (Will) Niemeier

She was a homemaker and retired after 28 years from Indian Industries (Now Escalade).  Mary Anna enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and praying for others.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a life member of The Blessed Virgin Mary Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Daniel L. Sandleben and her parents.

Mary Anna is survived by her two sons, Eugene F. Silver of Evansville and Joseph W. Silver of Haubstadt. Two sisters, Edna Mae Keller and Rita J. (Larry) Neumann of Evansville.  One brother, Anthony M. (Anita) Niemeier of Lakewood, California. Beloved nieces & nephews,   step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Tony Ernst as celebrant.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Friends may call from 3 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at Wade Funeral Home with a Rosary service beginning at 4 p.m. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. until Mass time Wednesday at the church.

The family would like to thank the staff of VNA Charlier Hospice Center & Sister Jenny Miller for their devoted care of Mary Anna.

Mary Anna Sandleben