Evelyn Marie Anderson, April 28, 1933~February 3, 2018

Anderson copyEvelyn Marie Anderson, 84, of West Fork died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville after suffering her second stroke in 6 years.

She was born April 28, 1933 in Navarre, KS. to Joseph and Pauline Schuster Stroda.

She graduated from Hope, KS. High School and later married her high school sweetheart, Glenn Anderson on October 6, 1952.

She, her husband and her four oldest children moved from Kansas to Arkansas in 1957.  The remaining six children were born in Arkansas.

Evelyn was a kind, gentle, caring, dedicated Mom, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.  In addition she was a homemaker, chicken farmer, gardener, fisherman, Razorback Fan, golfer, traveler to many states, whale watcher on Maui, #1 fan at her family’s sporting events, and awesome maker of Fried Chicken.  Her family and friends were very important to her and she loved spending time with them.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Glenn Anderson; two brothers, Maurice & Leroy Stroda; and a granddaughter, Angela Thompson.

Survivors include seven sons and six daughters- in-law, Mike and Marlene Anderson of Springdale, Greg and Martha Anderson of Fayetteville, Steve Anderson of West Fork, Dennis and Jackie Anderson of West Fork, Jerry and Tracy Anderson of Fayetteville, Gary and Denise Anderson of Fayetteville and Pat and Sherry Anderson of West Fork; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lynette Cranfill of Fayetteville, Sandy and Keith Thompson of West Fork, and Barb and Rick Ayers of Panama City Beach, FL;  27 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with a rosary to follow at 7:15 p.m. with Deacon Dan Daily officiating.

A funeral mass to honor and celebrate her life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville with Fr. Jason Tyler officiating.

Burial will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery in West Fork.

Pallbearers will be her seven sons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mineral Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o the Mineral Springs Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 861, West Fork, AR. 72774 or to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund, 1722 N Starr Drive, Fayetteville, AR. 72701.

The family would like to thank the staff of Morningside of Fayetteville for the wonderful care over the last 5 ½ years; and the staff at the Willard Walker Hospice Home for her, being so helpful and compassionate in her final days.

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    Greg Reed » 06. Feb, 2018

    I did not know Mrs Anderson personally but I do know several of her children. From my experience I know she would have been proud of them. It would take some great parenting skills to raise such fine children. I know she will be missed and my deepest condolences to her family.

    Eddie and Frankie Smith » 06. Feb, 2018

    We are sorry to hear of the lose of your mother. She was a beautiful lady and always had time to visit.

    Randy & Linda Bradley » 06. Feb, 2018

    To all of Evelyn’s family, we are saddened to learn of Evelyn’s passing and send our deepest condolences. Some of our most fond memories come from trips we took with your folks elk hunting and exploring the areas around SW Colorado. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim Compton » 06. Feb, 2018

    I’m sure to miss Mrs. Anderson as I met Glenn and Evelyn not long after moving to Fayetteville in 1987. As good a people as you will ever meet, and they did a great job of raising 10 children. A great lady and we are all better off by knowing her, and she will be missed.

    Charlinda Reeves and family » 06. Feb, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    Charles and Betty Jo Gurley » 06. Feb, 2018

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Julia » 06. Feb, 2018

    Mrs. Anderson always so precious and kind .
    I’ll keep you all in my prayers .

    Bruce Bradshaw Family » 07. Feb, 2018

    No one can prepare for a loss; seems it come to quickly. But take comfort in knowing that now resting without pain or sadness should make our hearts rejoice. Mrs Anderson may God give you rest in peace. Please accept our condolences.

    Earl & Rose Underhill » 07. Feb, 2018

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Leon and Jennifer Rolfe » 07. Feb, 2018

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Our heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow.

    Sarah Lanning » 07. Feb, 2018

    To Kevin, Sandy, Greg, and your families, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your comfort as you say goodbye to such an important person in your lives and we hope that you will find joy in knowing that she is safely and securely at “Home.”
    Sarah, Shane, and Chase Lanning

    Hope Dorman » 07. Feb, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

    Tyler » 08. Feb, 2018

    Very sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort from the words at Psalms 147:3 that says; “He is healing the broken hearted ones and is binding up their painful spots.” God as the hearer of prayer will comfort you in the days ahead as you remember Mrs. Anderson. Please take a look at this short video that gives us hope for the future. https://www.jw.org/en/publications/videos/#en/mediaitems/VODMinistryTools/pub-imv_4_VIDEO

    Chester & Marsha Glenn » 08. Feb, 2018

    So Sorry to just hear of Evelyn ‘s passing, Out of the Last of the Elder’s of
    The Mineral Springs Community of Our Parents and Grandparents that helped in the Years Past of
    Helping Build the Mineral Springs Community that My Grandparents and My Grandmother’s Cousin and Husband Started !
    My Grandparents and Parents knew Glen and Evelyn Anderson when they moved to Mineral Springs Community and I Myself met them in 1962 and My Husband in 1971
    ALWAYS Wonderful Fried Chicken or a Roasted Sliced Ham Evelyn would bring to the Mineral Springs Community Church/School Building for Our Once a Month Community Super!
    God Bless Our Miss Evelyn for Beautiful Memories Chester,Marsha,Trason,Lilly Glenn

    Jerry & Dorlene Couch » 08. Feb, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    god Bless