Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at First Christian Church in Marshall, with Rev. Dr. Don Brezavar and Dr. Robert Sweeten officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Higginsville City Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be, Todd Anson, Kristen Anson, Brendan Reilly, Meghan Reilly, Joe Anson and Mary Anson. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born April 19, 1927, in Fort Madison, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late James Hetzer and Leona Yeager Hetzer Schmidt. She was a 1945 graduate of Fort Madison High School. On Jan. 4, 1947, in Fort Madison, she married Edward Mode Anson Sr., who preceded her in death on April 5, 2011. She had lived in Marshall since 1957 and was a member of First Christian Church, the church choir, Lillie Bates Afternoon Group and New Century Sunday School Class. She was an active member of Arrow Rock Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and a past member of Order of the Eastern Star, having served as a mother advisor for the Rainbow Girls, and was an active volunteer for the Meals-on-Wheels Program.
Survivors include 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; three sisters, Mona Humphrey of Bozeman, Mont., Elaine Smith of Aurora, Colo., and Terry Bedord of Kansas City; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin Michael Reilly; one sister, Barbara Dowdall; and her stepfather, Reese B. Schmidt.
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