Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011, at First Christian Church in Marshall, with Dr. Robert W. Sweeten and William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Graveside services with military rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Higginsville City Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Youth Scholarship Fund or The Living Center in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 6, 1926, in Higginsville, he was the son of the late Edward Blakely Anson and Lillian Louise Sheets Anson. He was a graduate of Fort Madison High School in Fort Madison, Iowa, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. On Jan. 4, 1947, in Fort Madison, he married Eleanor Jean Hetzer who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall since 1957 and was store and district manager for Mattingly's for 32 years and retired from Fitzgibbon Hospital's purchasing department after 16 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church where he served as Elder Emeritus, past board chairman, Sunday school superintendent and was a member of its New Century Sunday school class. He was past president and a dedicated member of Marshall Lions Club and a member of Malta Bend American Legion Post 558.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Edward Mode Anson Jr. of Marshall, and John William Anson and his wife, Kimberly, of Kansas City; two daughters, Rebecca Lynne Anson Reilly and her husband, Michael, of Overland Park, Kan., and Pamela Jean Anson Norton and her husband, Paul Robert, of London, England; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy G. Anson of Grain Valley; one sister, Judy Frerking of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin Michael Reilly.
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