Eleanor Anker

Posted 6/1/20

Eleanor Droll Anker, 101, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, after an extended illness. She was employed 20 years at Horace Link & Co. as a private secretary and later as credit manager

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Eleanor Anker

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Eleanor Droll Anker, 101, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, after an extended illness. She was employed 20 years at Horace Link & Co. as a private secretary and later as credit manager

A graveside service is at a later date. Stewart and Carroll funeral home is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Anker was born Nov. 7, 1918, the daughter of the late Sarah and Cyril Droll.  
She married Howard Anker, and he preceded her in death in 1972.

She is survived by her son Michael (Ann) Anker; two grandchildren, John (Beverly) Anker and Sarah (Daniel) Frederick; five greatgrandchildren, Ally Anker, Jenna Anker, Gray Frederick, Libby Frederick and Mary Kate Frederick.

Mrs. Anker graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS Business Administration degree and was a member of Alpha Delta Sorority. She lived several places including Albany, Ga., Niceville, Fla., and in 2013, she moved to Roanoke, Ala.

She was an avid bridge player and earned her Life Master Certificate in 2010 after she had played duplicate bridge for less than five years. She continued playing in Anniston, Ala., even after her 100th birthday. She loved to travel, read, cook and be with friends and family. She will be remembered for her great zest for life, wit and streak of mischievousness.

The family sincerely appreciates to her loving caregivers at Traylor Manor II, Dr. Russell Peterson and Compassus Hospice for the excellent care she received. It was such a comfort during the trying times of isolation during the pandemic.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.