Obituaries: Mary Anderson

OTTUMWA-Mary O. Anderson, 95, of Ottumwa, died at 6:22 a.m. August 11, 2017 at Vista Woods Care Center.

She was born August 17, 1921 in Lucerne, MO to Loren L. and Vera Edna Duncan Mullenax.  She married Carl Elmer Anderson on September 24, 1939 and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2006.

She had worked at Brinegar’s Dairy Creme.

Mary was a member of First Lutheran Church where she was a member of the choir.

Surviving are two sons, Loren E. (Beverly) Anderson of Sugar Grove, IL and Carl (Carol) Anderson of Ottumwa; two grandchildren, Jennifer Anderson Ryan of Sun Prairie, WI and Jason  (Crystal) Anderson of South Carolina; a brother, Loren (Maria) Mullenax of San Antonio, TX.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Jo Anderson.

Her body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Johnson officiating.  Private inurnment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church Choir.