Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 to 8:00 PM
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM Monday, April 20, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Bethel Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO
Bethel Cemetery, Lonedell, MO
Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Bethel Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO
Dorothy Marie Anderson, known to most as Dot, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on Friday, April 17, 2015, having reached the age of eighty-nine years and sixteen days. Dot was born in St. Clair on April 1, 1926, daughter of Harold Eugene Hoff and Mary Alma Marie Hoff nee McCrary. On October 22, 1944, she was united in marriage to Oscar Harold Anderson and one son came to bless this union.
Dot is survived by her son, Glen Anderson and wife, Claudia, of Winterville, NC; by three granddaughters, Kim Smith and husband, Carlton, of Greenville, NC, Heather Markell and husband, Joseph, of Oak Park, IL and Melissa Nelson and husband, David, of Greenville, NC; by six great-grandchildren, Dylan and Blaise Smith, Alex Gunter, Sadie Nelson and Gabriel and Mattia Markell; by one brother, John Hoff and wife, Joyce, of St. Clair, MO; by three sisters, Joan Burnett and husband, Ken, of St. Clair, Libby Reed of Washington, MO and Carol Rae Todisman and husband, Jim, of St. Clair; by one sister-in-law, Rosie Hoff of St. Clair; by one brother-in-law, Ghalib Baqir of Houston, TX; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Dot was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Mary Hoff; by her husband, Oscar Anderson; by three brothers, Harold E. Hoff, Jr., Richard Hoff and infant William Hoff; and by two sisters, Helen Jean Russell Redhage and Fern Baqir.
Dot was a Christian and life long member of Bethel Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO. She was very active in the church, teaching the women’s Sunday School Class for some twenty-six years, playing the piano, singing in the church choir and working in the kitchen as needed. She was musically talented and she and her sisters often sang as a sixtet. During her working years she was employed by International Shoe Company, Plez Lewis & Sons and Steelweld Corporation, all in St. Clair. In her final working years, she was co-owner and secretary of Anderson Auto Body, located near her home in St. Clair.
Dot enjoyed many hobbies and interests throughout her life, including ceramics and embroidery. She was a talented cook and loved to bake. Gardening and raising beautiful flowers was another of her hobbies. She was a kind and compassionate woman, caring of others her whole life. Dot always wore a cheerful smile and gave hugs and kisses freely. She was happiest when she was spending time with her family. Her son and grandchildren held a very special place in her heart, as she did in their hearts. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will give them comfort in the days ahead.
A devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 20, 2015, at Bethel Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO with the Rev. Ben Kingston officiating, assisted by Brother Brad Banderman. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church. The family of Dorothy Anderson entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.