Anna Mae Nixon

NIXON, Anna Mae, 70, a longtime resident of Dover and formerly of Bergholz, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia following an extended battle from cancer.

Anna Mae retired in 2003 as a kindergarten teacher at Bolivar Elementary, where she taught for nearly 29 years.

Born Feb. 17, 1943, in Steubenville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Virgie (Polen) Mader. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald “Spider” Mader.

Anna Mae previously attended the St. John’s United Church of Christ in Dover. She was active in the Democratic Women in Tuscarawas County and volunteered during numerous campaigns. She enjoyed computers and was an avid reader having read over 400 books on her Kindle.

Anna Mae will be sadly missed by her family including her husband of 41 years, Fred Nixon who she married on Nov. 18, 1972; two daughters, Kerry (Glenn) Schlub of Miamisburg, Ohio and Sunny Nixon of Cleveland; two grandchildren, Melissa and Adam Schlub; two brothers, Larry (Alberta) Mader of Bergholz and Jeffrey (Christina) Mader of Amsterdam, Ohio; and two sisters, Pat and Kelly Mader both of Steubenville.

Anna Mae’s family will receive friends on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, from 2-5 p.m. at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover. A celebration of Anna Mae’s life will be announced in the spring in the Dover Burial Park. Those unable to attend or who may wish to express a fond memory of Anna Mae may sign the online guestbook by visiting the “obituaries and flowers” link on the funeral home website at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Hospice House, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 in her memory.