Marian L. Anderson

March 23, 2012

in Obituaries

Marian Anderson

Marian L. Anderson, 79, of La Monte, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House.

She was born July 2, 1932, in Independence, a daughter of Ottias Oliver and Nora Alflora Spalding Ginn. On March 18, 1951, in Knob Noster, she married Robert Randal Anderson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2009.

Mrs. Anderson retired from J.A. Lamy Manufacturing, where she worked from 1965 to 1991. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church and a former member of the garden club. She and her husband were members of the Kountry Bumpkin Square Dancers and were delegates to the state. She enjoyed quilting and sewing, and made her children’s clothing when they were young.

Surviving are four daughters, Nora Nelson, of Amsterdam, Mo., Linda Findley (Larry), of Blue Springs, Dorothy Salsman (Sam), of Kingsville, and Roberta Vickrey (Ken), of Knob Noster; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Jenkins, Marilyn Clark and Marcia Stark; and a son-in-law, Elvis E. Nelson.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community of Christ Church, with Elder Mary Jo Sartin officiating.

Casket bearers will be grandsons Robert Wensch, Matthew Vickrey, Erich Schmidt, Jake Wade, Mike Tomaszewski and Grant Caldwell.

Burial will be in Knob Noster Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, in care of the funeral home.

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