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Annerose Harter Pappas

Birth Date: April 8, 1927
Death Date: April 13, 2019

Annerose Harter Pappas went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  She came to rest in her home of natural causes at the young age of 92.

She came to America from Germany after meeting a handsome, Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army named Thomas N Pappas Jr.  They were an amazing couple raising 3 children providing each the opportunity to attend college, always sacrificing for the family well-being.  We did not always have a lot, but they always made us feel like we did.  Anyone who survived WWII in Europe knows how to make the most of what you have.  She was a fan of dancing at the Germania Club and playing penny poker with her friends.

Mom (Oma) was a huge Memphis Tiger fan.  She would watch or listen to every Tiger game for as long as we can remember.   She hated to lose!  She was so happy during the days of Finch and Robinson, Keith Lee, Andre Turner, EP, Penny and Douglas-Roberts.  When the football team got things turned around, she just loved seeing them win and score lots of points.

She lost her husband at a very young age and lived 33 years after their 40-year marriage.  She was a strong, determined person who, the day before she passed, was pulling weeds out of her garden.  She was a perfectionist and taught her family to do their best at everything.  Compliments were earned only from doing the right thing and being humble at all times.

Did I mention that she loved animals?  Oh my, did she love dogs.  Her dogs would get their own chicken baked and would have a bowl in every room.  Treats?  Oh wow, they got treats.  If it was time for dinner, the dogs always ate as good as the people in the house.  Chip, her Shiapoo, was with her till her last days.  She asked for the ashes of her previous dog, Chrystal, to be buried with her.

She is survived by her daughter, Marian Baron; son Cary Pappas (Kim); 8 Grandchildren, and 7 Great-Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas N. Pappas III.  She requested a private service of family to celebrate her life and praying others would just remember her in the best of times.  In lieu of flowers, she requests any memorials go to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119, 901-767-8930.  “A Fitting Farewell for Everyone”.


All services are private.
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  1. A great neighbor

    Written by: Joe Lowenthal

    My condolences to Marian, Cary and family. Both of your parents were a jewel. I always enjoyed being your back door neighbor.

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