“My” Anna Ruth Cagle, age 75, of Harvest, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday 26 November 2019 from her room in her niece’s house. Lori Howard was at her side.
Anna was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on 17 October 1944 to the late Boyce Tilden Cagle and Ruth Lenore Chandler Cagle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her younger niece, Catherine A. Livingston.
Anna was a wonderful woman who valued education. She graduated from James Madison High School in Vienna, VA (1962), earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Radford College in Radford, VA (1966), and a Master’s Degree in Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA (1977). She was a devoted elementary school teacher in Northern Virginia for many years. She retired in 2000 and remembered her students with affection. She has asked that hardback books be donated to Harvest Elementary School in her memory. Anna was also a strong Christian. She was baptized in a little Baptist Church near Wilmington, NC when she was 9 (1954). She has been a member of Asbury United Methodist Church Harvest since its inception and was a member of Crosswinds United Methodist Church before that. She liked being called “My Anna” because it celebrated her place in the family, which was very important to her.
Those left to cherish her memory include her loving and devoted sister, Diana Cagle Livingston, her brother-in-law, G. Hall Livingston, Jr., her niece, Sharon “Erin” Ruth Livingston Stanbery, and her nephew, Larry L. Livingston Stanbery. She is survived by her grand-nephews, Masayuki “Dan”, Yoshiyuki, and Hiroyuki Livingston Stanbery, and her great-grand-niece, Dayana Ranae Garcia Stanbery. She is also mourned by the Asbury Harvest Wednesday Morning Coffee & Chat group. (All are in the Harvest, Alabama area.)
A service to celebrate the life of Anna Ruth Cagle will be conducted at 4:00pm Sunday 1 December 2019 at Asbury Church Harvest (8089 Wall Triana Hwy), with Pastor Peter Dahlin officiating. A reception will follow. The family will receive friends from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM in the church cafe and narthex, prior to the service on Sunday. Anna is to be cremated, so there will be no graveside ceremony or internment. Anna and her family are in the care of Legacy Chapel in Madison, Alabama. 256-325-5011.