Donald E. (Andy) Anderson, 77, of rural Marion County, near Monroe City, passed away Monday, May 20, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal. He was born September 22,1941 in Harrisonville, the son of Leslie Earl and Hazel Irene Loveland Anderson.
Andy was a 1959 graduate of Harrisonville High School, Harrisonville. He then graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a degree in Animal Science. He was a member of the Garden City Methodist Church of Garden City, as a young man. He then attended the Prairie View Baptist Church rural Hunnewell. Andy was a standout football player at Harrisonville High School and then played for the University of Missouri. He was a lifelong Marion County, grain and livestock farmer for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Shelbina. He served as Chairman of the Board for the Marion County Soil Conservation Department. He was a member of the University of Missouri Livestock Judging Team. He enjoyed deer hunting, shooting rifles, working on guns and knives. He was very knowledgeable gunsmith and expert marksman. Andy was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
He married Betty Jean Sparks June 16,1963 at the Prairie View Baptist Church, she survives of the home. Also survived by two sons Donald Ray Anderson of Garden City, and Leslie Harold Anderson and wife Cynthia of Versailles, Kentucky. Two brothers Kendall Anderson and wife Corelia of Belton, and Gary Anderson and wife Julie Anne of Butler. One sister Marilyn Moreland of Harrisonville. Five grandchildren Stephanie Camic and husband Nick, Jennifer Anderson, Ben Anderson, Melissa Anderson and Lindsay Anderson. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 15, at 4 p.m. at Camp Inlow Chapel, Philadelphia, Pastor Andy Latin will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of services on Saturday at Camp Inlow. In Lieu of flowers or cards Andy’s family request gifts be made to the Andy Anderson Memorial Fund in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 302 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, Missouri 65211. These funds will help support the MU Livestock Judging Team, a passion of Andy’s. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City. Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com.