Marilyn Ann (Giles) Anderson, Lees Summit, MO, formerly of Joplin, MO,
passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Lees Summit Medical Center.
Marilyn was born July 15, 1955 in Kansas City, MO to John and Dorothy Giles.
She attended St. Mary’s grade school, McAuley High School and graduated
from Parkwood High School in 1973. She had a Bachelor’s Degree from Central
Missouri State University at Warrensburg.
She had a colorful career, working for Texaco in Houston, TX, a funeral
home, a cheese factory, several years as a paralegal, and a legal assistant at an
insurance agency. She was a court reporter for many years. Her proudest accomplishment was her son, John Anderson.
Marilyn was a happy-go-lucky person and could light up a room. She was
an avid horseman, motorcyclist, and water skier. She was an excellent yoga
student. She loved to travel, decorate and garden. Her yard was the envy of the
neighborhood. She loved animals.
Marilyn married Jim R. Anderson in 1984 and they had one son, John Riley
Anderson. She was looking forward to traveling and enjoying the next few years
of life when Jim retired.
She is survived by her husband, Jim of Lees Summit; son, John Anderson,
Seattle, WA; her Mother, Dorothy Giles, Joplin; sister, Patty (Jerry) Pyle of Seneca, brothers Mike Giles, Joplin, and Steve (Liliya) Giles of Joplin. She also has a
nephew, Bryan (Michelle) Pyle, Joplin, and great nephews, Luke & Logan Pyle.
She was preceded in death by her dad, John Giles, February 16, 2020.
Donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to:
Wayside Waifs.erg (no kill animal shelter)
3901 Martha Truman Rd
Kansas City, MO 64137