Ann Marie Backes, 90, went to be with her husband Friday, December 2, 2011.
She was born January 3, 1921 in Bukin, Austria, a daughter of the late Martin Joseph Kleer and Theresa A. Welsch. Ann worked in sales most of her life and was a member of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church. She was a devoted wife and mother. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: William John Backes and 2 brothers: Martin L. Kleer and Matthew A. Kleer.She is survived by two daughters: Marilyn Clare and her husband Alan of Clearwater and Virginia White of Seminole, 7 grandchildren, Charles Lineberry, Lisa Woodby, William Lineberry, Joseph White, John White, Adoralice Lessi and Michelle Kitzmiller, and 8 great-grandchildren.A funeral service will be held Monday, December 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church with Father Patrick Rebel officiating. Entombment will follow at Royal Palm South.
The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. one hour prior to the service. Recitation of the Rosary at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice.Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mossfeasterclearwater.com