A memorial service for Marie Anders, age 79 of Columbia, Mo., were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Parkade Baptist Church.
Mrs. Anders was born April 13, 1933 in Franklin County to James and Hattie Adams. She grew up in Mount Vernon, was a cheerleader and active teenager in her home town of Mount Vernon. She and Gary Dale Anders were married in 1960 and moved to Tebbetts, Mo. in 1970. She was an administrator in nursing homes for 25 years.
She died Wednesday, April 18 at University of Missouri Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers and sisters, Florie Byrd, Truman Adams, Howard Adams, Calvin Adams, Cleo Tinsley, and Martha Stephens.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gary Dale Anders, her four sons, Tony, Barry, Gary, and Mike Chambers, one brother, Russell Adams of Tyler; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and other family members.