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-Lillie Josephine Anderson-

Lillie Josephine Anderson died  Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Moweaqua, Illinos. Services were held at the Grace Baptist Church in Red Oak, Iowa
Lillie Josephine Anderson was born August 20, 1917 near Bucklin, Missouri to Carl and Augusta Swanson Anderson.  She was the youngest of seven sisters, and one brother followed.  An older brother had died in childhood.

She graduated from Wales-Lincoln High School in 1936 as the valedictorian of her class.  After graduation she began working in a bakery in Red Oak and became involved with a youth group in her church.  At that time she met LaRoy Anderson, and they were married in her parents’ home on August 27, 1943.  For the next 40 years they served each other and the Lord in pastoral ministries of churches throughout Iowa.  Lillie was particularly involved in the children’s and women’s ministries of the churches in which they ministered.  She also provided meals and a “prophet’s chamber” for many visiting missionaries and preachers. The couple lived in Columbus Junction from 1966-1980 where her husband was Pstor of the Independent Bible Church. 

In 1980 Lillie and LaRoy moved to Red Oak and continued interim ministries in several nearby churches.  LaRoy preceded her in death in 1995, and Lillie continued living in Red Oak, faithfully attending Grace Baptist Church.  In 2005 she moved to the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Moweaqua, Illinois, where she resided until her death.

She is survived by three daughters and three sons: Ramona Samples and her husband, Don, of Clarksville, GA; Judy Jueckstock and her husband, John, of Taylors, SC; Vivian Sisario and her husband, Frank, of Jacksonville, FL; David and his wife, Martha, of Moweaqua, IL; Daniel and his wife, Rosalie, of Bradley, WV; Philip and his wife, Janna, of Salem OR; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Hugo Anderson and his wife, Neva, of Villisca; and many extended family members and a host of friends.

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