Lois Grace Anderson, 85, passed away on August 15, 2021
Mrs. Anderson was born March 5, 1936, in Nixa, MO to parents, James and Oleta Aven. She confessed her belief in Jesus Christ and was immersed for the remission of her sins when she was twelve years old, and from that day she strived to be like Christ. She met Gerry Dan Anderson from Springfield, MO at Missouri State University in late 1955 and they were married Dec. 30, 1956 at the Church of Christ in Nixa. They resided in Springfield until 1961 when they moved to the Kansas City, MO area.
Lois was a Christian first. This helped to strengthen her marriage with Gerry and her relationship with her children. Lois’ love for all people was always evident in the hugs she gave, the hospitality she showed to young and old alike and the joy she found in her marriage of 64 years. Her home was always available for parties and for the Ladies’ semi-monthly Bible studies. She was a wonderful example as a caregiver to other’s children as well as her own, a teacher of ladies’ bible studies and children’s classes at church, a den mother for boy scouts and a girl scout leader; along with many other activities.
Lois’ home was a welcoming place for her children’s friends to hang out for a few hours or to spend a few days. As the children got into high school and college, most Sundays Lois invited the young people over for dinner. Some of those attending eventually married one another.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Dixie Lee Little.
Survivors include her children Dan (Karen) of Ashland, MO, Jeff (Nancy) of Claremont, CA, Leta (Keith Fenton) of Lone Jack, MO, Andy (Katie) of Pleasant Hill, MO, and sister LuAnna Baysinger of Nixa, MO. All 4 of her children are married to their original spouses producing 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, and two on the way.
A Funeral Service will be held, 10:30 AM, Friday, August 20, 2021 at Langsford Funeral Home with a visitation starting at 9:00 AM. Burial will be at Lee’s Summit Cemetery following service.