Marcia Florence Anema went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 21, 2022, at 98 years of age. She was born in Waupun, WI in 1924 and, as a child in a Christian Reformed pastor’s family, lived in various locations throughout the country. She graduated from Blodgett Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, MI and served as a registered nurse up until the time she began raising a family.
In 1946 she married John Bayens and together they raised a family and managed businesses in Denver. Later, they enjoyed retirement years together in Sun City, AZ. They enjoyed many interesting hobbies together, including golf, skiing, pottery, and stained glass. Their pottery and stained-glass creations grace many of the homes of their relatives and friends.
Several years after John’s death she married George Anema, Jr. They enjoyed living together in Denver and Sun City. In 2013, she and George moved to Clermont Park, where she continued to reside following George’s death.
She was involved in church activities with both John and George and particularly enjoyed playing the piano or organ during services as well as singing in church choirs. In her later years, she was a member of Hope Fellowship Christian Reformed Church and participated in services at Clermont Park.
She was predeceased by husbands John Bayens (52 years) and George Anema (10 years), sons John Michael and Paul Conrad Bayens, parents Herman and Florence Moes, brother Theodore Moes, sister Sylvia Van Zee, brothers-in-law Homer VanderMey, Jan Bolhuis, Bernard Dokter, and Gene Van Zee, and stepson Paul Anema.
She is survived by 100-year-old brother John Moes and sisters Joanne VanderMey, Lydia Dokter, and Florence Bolhuis; children David (Annie) Bayens, Stephen Bayens, Mary (Ric) Grummer, and Sue (Neil) Williams. She is also survived by stepchildren Tim (Laura) Bliek, Mark (Leslie) Anema, Robin Masselink, Mary (Dan) Hybels, Ann Van Hofwagen, and Peggy (Thais) Itela, as well as many dear grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In the final months of her life Marcia clearly expressed her wishes to those around her, stating repeatedly, “I just want to go home to be with my Lord.”
Marcia always had kind words and was a great companion to her family and dear friends and will be greatly missed by them. Gifts in Marcia’s memory may be made to Clermont Park Senior Living Community. Marcia’s memorial service for family and close friends will be held at the Clermont Park Chapel on June 4th at 3:00pm.