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Jacalyn J. Anderson

August 14, 2017

Jacalyn “Jackie” Jean Anderson, 85, of Hesston, passed away Monday, August 14th, 2017. She was born July 13, 1932, in Randolph, Kansas, the daughter of Leslie Dewey and Ada Alice (Sweany) Anderson. She lived in Randolph until she was married and then moved to Cleburne, Kansas. In 1960, Jim & Jackie moved north of Olsburg, Kansas to farm. They resided there until they moved to Hesston, Kansas in 2007. Jackie graduated from Randolph High School in 1950 and then worked as a legal secretary for Richard C. Wells and John Brookens until 1960. She was a church pianist and organist for 57 years in Randolph, Cleburne, and Olsburg. In addition to being an active farm wife, milking cows, tending chickens, and making meals she was also very active in EHU (FCE) and UMW (United Methodist Women) for many years. Jackie has been a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church. She loved being with her family, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and playing the piano.

Jackie married James (Jim) Cleo Anderson on September 6, 1953. He survives. Other survivors include two children, Larry (Kim) Anderson of Olsburg and Patty (Shane) Meier of Newton; four grandchildren, Mark Meier of Lawrence, Alex Meier of Lawrence, Bobbi Anderson of Manhattan, and Jessy Poetzsch of Germany; 2 sisters-in-law Phyllis Anderson of Topeka and Bernie Anderson of Topeka.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Leslie (Keith) Anderson, Lester Dale (Muggs) Anderson (Lois), and Clayton Allen (Bill) Anderson.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 18, 2017 at Hesston United Methodist Church with Pastor Keith Schadel presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home.  Graveside committal will be 2:30 p.m., Friday at the Olsburg Cemetery in Olsburg, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association or Hesston United Methodist Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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2 thoughts on “Jacalyn J. Anderson

  1. Such a blessing Jackie was to me! Loved her kind spirit and her gentle way. Very sorry for your loss Patty, Larry, Jim and all your families…

  2. Jackie was such a kind and loving friend. We have missed her playing the organ at our church. Praying for all of those who loved her during this difficult time

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