DEXTER -- Annis J. Fortner, 75, died Aug. 31, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born Oct. 25, 1936, in Bloomfield, to the late Wilber and Glena Atherton Fortner, she was a 1954 graduate of Bloomfield High School and retired from the State of Missouri Family Services where she served as secretary for many years. She was a member of the Keller Library Board Member, co-chair of the SEMO Democrat Rally Committee Pac, Children's Place Board Member, board member of Creative Communities Corporation, board member of the SEMO Health Network, chair of the 25th District Democrat Senatorial Committee Pac, vice-chair of the Stoddard County Democratic Committee, vice-chair 150th Democratic Legislative District and Stoddard County chair for the American Cancer Society. She was a member of Visiting Nurses Association and the Stoddard County Historical Society. She received the Humanitarian award from the SEMO Rural Democratic Caucus for outstanding service to the state and her community. She was awarded the Missouri Federation of Women's Democratic Club Woman of the Year, Stoddard County Women's Democratic Club Annual Bess Truman Award, and the 8th Congressional District Woman of the Year.
Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Doublin and Jack of Puxico; two nieces, Paula Doublin of Allen, Texas, and Dana McCallister of Qulin; and one great-nephew, Ryan McCallister.
Visitation is from 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday with Sue Welborn, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.