Funeral services for Grace E. Anderson, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Anderson passed away at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born December 4, 1926, at Willow Springs, Missouri, to Henry Otto Spence and Sarah Anna Hall Spence. Grace graduated from Willow Springs High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Drury College and later received a Master’s degree. She was a teacher for forty-one years and retired as a 5th grade teacher. On April 28, 1947, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Edgar Lester Anderson, who preceded her in death on May 1, 2006. Mrs. Anderson was a member of several organizations and clubs including, Retired Teachers Association, Southern Belles Grandmother’s Club, Rambling Rose Garden Club and Lionettes. She enjoyed family, friends and gardening. Mrs. Anderson was a long time member of First General Baptist Church where she had served as Church Treasurer for many years.
She is survived by one son, Randy Anderson and wife, Linda, West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Chris Anderson and his children, Elizabeth and Jack and Katie Presser and husband, Eric, and their children, Logan and Lily; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband and one sister, Elsie Schleuning, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Anderson will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Bible Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.