Monday, December 22, 2014



Vera G. Anderson, 93, Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Ransom Memorial Hospital.

Family members plan to meet with friends 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the mortuary. Interment is set for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. 

She was born Saturday, Nov. 13, 1920, in Franklin County, Kansas, the daughter of Alvin Clyde and Gertrude Teresa (O’Flaherty) Barton. 

She was a lifelong Kansas resident, living mostly in Franklin and Miami counties, moving to Ottawa in 1960.

Vera graduated from Rock Creek Grade School and Wellsville High School with the Class of 1939.

Vera was a homemaker and worked 18 years, mostly in quality assurance, for Hallmark Cards Inc. in Lawrence, Kansas, retiring in 1977.

She was a member of the Ottawa Quilters Guild.

Vera was united in marriage with Thurston S. Cox Sept. 16, 1940, at Shawnee Mission, Kansas. They later divorced.

She married Donald H. Anderson Jan. 28, 1966, at Ottawa, Kansas. He preceded her in death June 27, 2005.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; infant twin brothers, Roy and Ray Barton; infant sister, Mildred Barton; three brothers, Donald, Floyd and Glen Barton; sister, Nina Jacoby; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Survivors include her eight children, Bonnie Randel, Ottawa, Larry G. Cox and wife, Sherry, Ottawa, Karen Madl and husband, Jay, Wellsville, Steve Cox and wife, Brenda, Ottawa, James Cox, Kansas, Judy Mille and husband Mark, Ottawa, Linda Anderson, Baldwin City, and Darrell Anderson and wife, Cindy, Ottawa; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.  

The family suggests memorial contributions to Sunflower Piecemakers Quilt Guild through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, KS 66067.

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