In Memory of

Marilyn Ann (Giles) Anderson

July 15, 1955 - December 2, 2020


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


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You are in our thoughts and prayers, Giles and Anderson families. Marilyn was such a delightful person. She had the most beautiful smile. We always felt loved and welcome in her presence. She will be sorely missed.

Jim, John, Patty and family, I am heart broken for you and the loss of Marilyn, she was always such a sweet person. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, my deepest sympathy, Billie

♥ I love Marilyn!!!!! I remember seeing her, Jim, and Patty at various gatherings surrounding Grandpa Herb/Grandma Ginny. We love ya’ll and send prayers for peace to all of the family and friends. ♥

Patty so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.

I have so many fond memories of Marilyn growing up together. I hope and pray we can cherish and share our memories to help ease us through losing her here. Her passing is certainly a reminder to me of how precious the time we have here is. Jim, I hope you and John know we always welcome you and hope we can at least come close to being as loving and generous and you guys have alway been.

I remember Marilyn and Patty from my early working days at Tiny’s steak house in Joplin, MO. She was such fun and always smiling. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

I am so sorry to hear that Marilyn had passed. She was such a wonderful person who will be missed greatly by all who knew her.


Jim, Melissa, Zoe, and Will


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, December 5, 2020
2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063