Anna Laverne Stickrod

Anna Laverne Stickrod, 78, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away September 18, 2021. 

Interment will be Friday, September 24th at 2:00, at the Claude Cemetery. 

Anna was born in Amarillo on August 11, 1943. Anna graduated from Amarillo High School and completed educational programs in business school, Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University.  She retired from Pantex where she worked as a Technical Editor.

Anna was optimistic and always ready to share a smile, a song, a story or a poem. She had an abundance of faith which she shared openly and often. She was ready for prayer when anyone needed it. She always had time for a chat or a cheer you up session. 

Anna shared her love of life and art through her artwork and prolific writing, which was printed in many publications. She was Women’s Editor for The Christian Times, a local paper. She even published a book of her stories and poems to uplift and inspire others,“Friday’s Rainbow.” 

Anna loved rainbows and never missed an opportunity to appreciate a good sunset or a good joke, the cornier, the better. She loved nature, bird watching, and loved people without bias. 

She is now with Jesus, walking the streets of glory, alongside her father and mother, Arthur and Sue DeHart, and her brothers, Richard and Robert. 

Anna is survived by her children, one daughter,  Laurie; three sons, David and his wife, Christene, Tom and his wife, Michelle, and Kirk; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 



  1. Diana Stickrod

    Where can we send cards and is there a memorial! She loved to tell jokes and she had a great sense of humor?

  2. Kirk

    I love you momma and i miss you

  3. Kershawna Anderson

    Anna was a ray of sunshine. She always gave the best hugs. She made me feel comfortable and loved every time I saw her. I will never forget the Thanksgivings and Christmases I spent with her as a child. I will always be proud that she was a great-grandmother to my son.

    I have thought of you often, Anna. I’m so sorry I didn’t make it a point to go back and see you after Nathan and I got divorced. Thank you for always thinking about me, praying for me, and considering me a part of your family. I will miss you. Love you always. Until we meet again, <3 Kershawna

  4. Terri Aduddell

    Every time I was around her she was always very kind. She visited with me like she knew me forever. She also is a beautiful lady inside and out. She’s an Angel now and she will watch over her family. Always enjoyed our conversations. I pray for peace for the family members.

  5. Lisa May

    Anna was one of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure to know. She was my next door neighbor while I was growing up. She treated me like her younger sister and would include me in family outings. She was a great listener and gave heartfelt advice that I needed more times than I can count. She had the best laugh! Her children were everything to her and was so proud of them. We know she is with Jesus now. ???

  6. Dodson

    You were my very first best friend. I love you Anna and will miss the laughter & fun we always had.

  7. Laurie Stickrod

    Momma, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish you were still here. I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to be even half the woman you were. I never had a sister, but I did have a best friend in you. Here’s to late night chats, homemade paperdolls, makeovers with Momma, homemade stew made just for me, decorating magazines, egg mcmuffin breakfasts, and home renditions of “Mansion Over the Hilltop” with you harmonizing. I know you believed in faith that you would live to see Jesus’ return, but Mom, He just decided to give you a better seat up there. I’ll see you on that great morning.

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