Anna Louise Haywood, 86, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, September 1st in her home.  She was born in Hewittsville, IL on March 26, 1930 the daughter of Otis Wayne “Handsome” and Alma M. (Schmelzer) Wells. She married Arthur M. Haywood in 1952 and they divorced in 1962. 


Anna was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Taylorville, IL.  She owned and operated Ann’s Flower Shop from 1972 until her retirement in 2015.  She was a former member of the Eagles Women’s Auxiliary in Taylorville.  Ann loved spending time with her family especially her grandkids. 

Surviving are 2 daughters Alice Neuman of Sacramento, CA, and Amy (Eric) Eberding of Springfield, IL.  One son Scott (Kitty Biggs) Haywood of Taylorville, IL.  2 sisters Gloria Gruen and Joyce (Don) Kelley both of Taylorville, 10 grandchildren, Trevor, Serena, Holly, Mindy, Kevin, Matthew, Aaron, Amber, Alex, and Alan along with 9 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sister Frances “Eloise” Smith and one brother Robert “Bob” Wells.


Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church 116 E. Franklin Street in Taylorville, IL.  Rev. Michael Evanchak will officiate.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.  Visitation for Ann will be held from 9 am to 11 am at the church.  Masterson Funeral Home Kincaid, is handling arrangements.  Please visit her obituary page at

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