Elsie Janine Jones Anderson passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at the Bartlesville Care Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, from complications from Alzheimer’s.
Elsie was born on April 12, 1922 at Melvern, Kansas to Glenn Earl and Mary Irey Jones.
She grew up in Iola, Kansas and attended Iola schools. She was married on Nov. 9, 1942 to Dale Arthur Anderson. After Dale’s discharge from the U.S. Army they made their home in Chanute, Kansas.
Dale and Elsie operated C & A Truck Service and Elsie worked for the Glenn McClaren Insurance Agency.
Elsie was a devoted member of the E.U.B. church, now the Otterbein Methodist Church. She was active in the women’s guild and had many church friends that she maintained throughout her life.
She and Dale were active members of the Chanute Elks club where Dale served as an officer. Elsie enjoyed going to many dances at the club and attending the annual Elks Conventions.
Dale and Elsie moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1967. Elsie retired from the Sears company in 1987. She and Dale then moved to Grove on Grand Lake.
She and Dale were active members of the First United Methodist Church of Grove. They enjoyed playing cards and attending picnics with their church friends. Elsie was a member of Swope Park Chapter 620, Order of the Eastern Star.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dale; brother Henry Jones; and grandson Jason Anderson.
Elsie is survived by daughter Marsha Pederson and husband John of Kansas City, Missouri; son Randy Anderson and wife Marge of Bartlesville; five grandchildren: Jeffrey Anderson and wife Julie of Bartlesville; Ryan Anderson of Fairway, Kansas; Jared Pederson and wife Sarah, Jacob Pederson, Megan Pederson and fiancé Jason Clarkson, all of Kansas City, Missouri; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Bartlesville Public School Foundation, or First United Methodist Church of Bartlesville.
Graveside services took place on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Overholt officiating, under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory, Bartlesville.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.Stumpff.org