September 24, 1922 - June 25, 2018
Josephine Marriah “Josie” Anderson, age 95, of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at 9:30 p.m. in Parkway Manor, on Monday, June 25, 2018 in Marion. She was born on Sunday, September 24, 1922 in Palzo, IL, the daughter of Parker and Eva Lena (Tanner) Holmes. Josie grew up in the Palzo community and graduated from the Henshaw School and was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church in Palzo. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Cecil Anderson, on Saturday, July 15, 1939 in Jackson, MO and together they shared over fifty-nine years of marriage. She was dedicated to her family and her home and for a few years she was a clerk in Marion V. A. Hospital Canteen. She always kept busy and was always interested in the activities of her family, especially those of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed the many times they shared together and her memory will be cherished by those she leaves behind. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra L. Odle and her husband, Phillip of Marion; son, Kenneth W. “Ken” Anderson and his wife, Jane of Marion; seven grandchildren, Julie Morgan, Laura Miles and husband Nathan, Rachel Capel and husband, James, Rebecca Odle, Sarah Beth Odle, Elijah Odle and Phoenix Odle; two great-grandchildren, Parker Miles and Zach Morgan; two sisters, Roberta Fox of Thompsonville, IL and Dessie Starrick of Valparaiso, IN; other extended family, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Lewis Wendell Anderson and Randy Keith Anderson and three sisters, Mable Youngblood, Dora Youngblood and Ruby Starrick. Arrangements for Josephine Marriah “Josie” Anderson were entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., Marion. The visitation was from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th 2018 at the funeral home. During the visitation a “Reflection of Life” DVD Memorial Tribute was presented to the family and friends and featured special people, places, and events of Josie’s life. The funeral service followed at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th 2018, at the funeral home with Rev. Roger Russell presiding. Special comments of memory were presented by Josie’s son, Ken. The prelude and postlude musical selections were recorded piano selections. Special recorded musical selections presented during the service were “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe, “How Great Thou Art” by Chris Rice, and “One Day” by Matt Redman. Interment followed in Springhill Cemetery southeast of Marion, IL. Those serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Anderson, Phillip Odle, Elijah Odle, Nathan Miles, Parker Miles, and James Capel. Following the graveside committal service at the cemetery, family and friends gathered at Kenneth and Jane’s home for a meal and continued time of fellowship and support. For additional information call the funeral home at 618-993-2131.
Josephine Marriah “Josie” Anderson, age 95, of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at 9:30 p.m. in Parkway Manor, on Monday, June 25, 2018 in Marion. She was born on Sunday, September 24, 1922 in Palzo,... View Obituary & Service Information
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