Margaret Ann Anderson, age 85, passed away Sunday, June 6th, 2010, at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kansas. She was born Margaret Ann Mitchell in Centerville, Iowa, on June 20, 1924, to Etta Kerby Mitchell and Elmer Ellsworth Mitchell. She was married to Robert Paul Anderson who passed away on February 17, 2009. They were married June 5, 1945, and were married 63 years at the time of Bob's passing.
Margaret graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa in 1942. She attended nursing school at Iowa Lutheran, graduating in 1945. She served in the Cadet Nursing Corp for six months. She was assigned to Winter General Hospital in Topeka, KS while Bob was serving in the Army Air Corp as a bombardier. After Margaret and Bob were married they returned to Iowa. While Bob completed his law degree at the University of Iowa, Margaret worked as a hospital nurse and later for a private physician. In 1950 they moved to Overland Park where Bob began his law practice. Margaret was then a homemaker, dedicated volunteer, devoted wife, and loving mother.
Margaret and Bob were charter members of Brookridge Country Club. Margaret was a long time Brookridge Ladies' Bowling League member. She also volunteered for many years as a coordinator at Brookridge swim meets and as an election worker in Johnson County. Bob and Margaret loved fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks and at their lake home in Baudette, MN. They enjoyed farming at their small acreage in Centerville, KS. Margaret was an avid Kansas Jayhawk fan, holding football season tickets for over 40 years.
Margaret was a member of Johnson County Young Matrons. Through her affiliation with JCYM she was a long time volunteer at Bethany Medical Center in the surgery waiting room. She was also a member of Kansas City Delta Pi Chapter of Lambda Tau Delta social sorority. Margaret served as chapter president to PEO Chapter AV of Kansas City, Missouri, from 1987-1989; she held several other offices with her chapter.
Margaret is survived by her brother-in-law, James Anderson and spouse Dinny of Edina, MN, and brother-in-law William Anderson and spouse Dale of Fullerton, CA, her three children Cyndy Anderson Moneymaker and spouse Richard of Dardenne Prairie, MO, Jeff Anderson and spouse Lynn of Overland Park and Craig Anderson and spouse Christine of Lenexa. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, James Anderson and spouse Cherryl of Arlington, VA, Amy Grill of Boston, MA, Ashley Grill and spouse Joshua Koplik of Brooklyn, NY, Ben Anderson and spouse Julie of Overland Park, Aaron Grill and spouse Caroline of Brooklyn, NY, Julie Anderson Frye and spouse Damon of Portland, OR, Molly Anderson of Kansas City, MO, Sarah Anderson of Overland Park, Kerby Anderson of Ft. Worth, TX, Alan Moneymaker of Emporia, and Kate Moneymaker of Lawrence. She is also survived by three great-grand children; Katherine Koplik of Brooklyn, NY, Robert Clark Anderson of Arlington, VA, and Grace Elizabeth Anderson of Overland Park.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 20, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at McGilley & Hoge Chapel. A private family burial service will follow at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the PEO Chapter AV Centennial Scholarship. Checks should be made to 'PEO Foundation' and mailed to Marla Harper, 15145 Linden, Leawood, KS, 66224.
Please join us in celebrating Margaret's life by visiting her online memorial at mcgilleyhogememorialchapel.com