Ana Roberts-Haas, 67, of South Haven, and formerly of Mendon and Kalamazoo, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. She was born in Greenwood, Miss. on Sept. 5, 1942 the daughter of Ephrum E. and Ethel L. (Compton) Roberts. Ana graduated from Mendon High School in 1960, and later attended Glen Oaks Community College. She had worked in retail sales, business management, and the real estate business for several years, before retiring to care for her grandchildren. Ana enjoyed poetry and music. She sang in the Mendon Kiwanis Showboat, and it was there that she first met her husband, Norman Haas.
Ana and Norman were married on May 5, 1962 in St. Edward Catholic Church in Mendon. He survives, along with six children and their spouses, Nicole and Jay Asher of Kalamazoo, Brenda and Glenn Rumery of Linden, Cyndi and Steve Richards of Plainwell, Barbara and Paul Hornacek of Three Rivers, Don and Midge Haas of St. Charles, Mo., and Paul and Roberta Haas of Plainwell; 13 grandchildren, Genevieve Haas, Michael Haas, Norman (Gillian) Cupp, Ted (Tabatha) Cupp, Katie (Nate) Bagley, Robby Haas, Michaelene Jester, Lucy Rumery, Kacey Jester, Brian Jester, P.J. Hornacek, Nick Asher and Eston Asher IV; three great-grandchildren, Makenna Davenport, Brynn Cupp and Nora Cupp; a sister, Betty Roberts-Duda (Ken) of South Haven; two brothers, Harvey Roberts (LaVerne) and Bill Roberts both of Texas; a sister-in-law, Rita Roberts of Cadillac; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, James Martin; son, Gary Haas; three sisters, Judy Gilbert, Louise Hopson and Monique Roberts; and by three brothers, Pete, Leonard and James Roberts.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13 in St. Edward Catholic Church in Mendon with Rev. Father Jim Vinh Le and Rev. Father Jim O’Leary officiating. Burial will be in St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be directed to either the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, or to Ministry With Community. An online register is available at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com.