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Anna Lynch


Anna Marie Lynch, 25, of Independence, died Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.
She was born Aug. 28, 1992, in Seoul, South Korea. She came home at the age of 7 months to her adoptive parents, Pamela J. Bergmann and John Lynch. She was raised in Rowley, and was a 2010 graduate of Independence High School. After graduating, she moved to Independence, where she worked for Goodwill Industries. She also attended Darrell Davis Day Center in Independence.
Anna enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality and engaging smile. She loved spending time with friends and family, going shopping, doing crafts, swimming, eating out and walking. She also loved to play with her mom's beagles.
She is survived by her mother, Pamela J. (Steve) Bergmann-Knebel, Jesup; father, Hugh John Lynch, Hawkeye; her four brothers, Bobby Lynch, Dubuque, Bryan Knebel, Waterloo, Charlie Grove, Evansdale, and Eric Grove, Evansdale; her three sisters, Brenna (Brad) Eldeen, Iowa City, Cassie Lynch, Cedar Rapids, and Lindsey (Jake) Jarvis, Wichita, Kan.; six nieces and nephews; grandmother, Kay Knebel, Elk Run Heights; and special friend, Zech Close, Independence.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hugh J. and Marcella Lynch, Robert and Betty Bergmann and Loras "Lug" Knebel.
A special thanks to B&D Services and their staff for providing outstanding care and support for Anna and her family. Thanks also to the Darrel Davis Day Center and Goodwill Industries staff for providing her with their support and their positive environments. She will be missed by many.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Hope Wesleyan Church, Independence, with the Rev. Robert Solon officiating. Burial will be held at Rowley Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Reiff Family Center, Independence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Anna Lynch Memorial Fund.
To leave an online condolence, please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.