Mary Jeane Anderson
West Des Moines
Mary Jeane Anderson, 90, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Fountain West. Services will be 10:30 am Friday, October 29 at Westminster Presbyterian Chapel with interment in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 8 pm Thursday at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines.
Mary Jeane was born on July 17, 1920 at Cambridge, IA the daughter of Tennis A. and Mabel B. (Brodie) Larson. She graduated from Alleman High School and attended Drake University for 2 years. She married Lester Anderson on August 24, 1943.While being a homemaker most of her life, Mary Jeane was also a very talented and prolific artist. She graduated from the Cummings School of Fine Arts and throughout her life painted many landscapes and still life in various media, including oils, pastels, and watercolors. She later took up the art of china painting and, for every memorial event in the family, painted keep sake Christmas ornaments. As co-owner of the Lamp Shop she painted replacement lamp shades, matching precisely antique lamps which customers would bring in for repair.
Mary Jeane also loved to travel and fish with her husband of 67 years and, at the age of 90, was still able to catch an 18 inch catfish. She had a great sense of humor, loved to play the organ, and, as a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, never lost her faith in God. She loved her family very much and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Lester of West Des Moines; son, Bill Anderson and daughter, Linda Anderson both of Des Moines; three grandchildren, Danielle, Ian and Dana; three great grandchildren, Sky, Kenadee and Chance; and one brother, Arnold (Vivian) Larson of Huxley. Mary Jeane was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Rose Carol.
Memorials may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church.