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Anna Mei Wu, bookkeeper active in Chinese church, dies

Anna Mei Wu, bookkeeper active in Chinese church, dies

Raised in modest circumstances in Chicago's Chinatown, Anna Mei Wu became the teenage bride of a diplomat for the Republic of China whose work took the couple to Shanghai during the World War II, when parts of the city were occupied by Japanese forces. Her husband, Paak Shing Wu, who died in 1988, was China's consul general in Singapore before political turmoil in China pushed the couple to return to Chicago in the early 1950s. "She married at 16," said May Moy, who is married to a nephew of Wu's. "She changed her own future through marriage." Wu, 101, died of natural causes June 25 in the Presbyterian Homes in Evanston, according to Moy. She lived...

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