Phyllis Anderson, 83, of Van Buren died Thursday, May 16, 2013 in a local hospital. She was born June 15, 1929 in Edgemont, SD to the late John and Ethel Haun. She was a retired school teacher after 41 years in both Nebraska and Mountain Grove, MO, a member of the Butterfield Assembly of God in Van Buren; and helped her husband with the family dairy farm. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Anderson, a sister, Ferne Nyquist, and a son-in-law, Steve Farver.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Oliver and husband Darrell of Van Buren, Lynette Jones and husband Mark of Van Buren, and Mavonne LaRue and husband Jim of Ketchum, OK; a son, Michael Anderson and wife Debra of Mountain Grove, MO; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Selman, Jeff Farver, Jordan Jones, Kelsey Jones, Caleb Jones, Shane Anderson, and Shaun Anderson; and four great-grandchildren, Savannah Selman, Sabastian Selman, Drew Farver, and Luke Farver.
Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at Butterfield Assembly of God in Van Buren, with interment to follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Shane Anderson, Shaun Anderson, Jordan Jones, Caleb Jones, Steve Selman, Sabastian Selman, Jeff Farver, and Jim LaRue.
The family will visit with friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.