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Geneva Sue Anderson, 78, of McAlester, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in McAlester.
The family will receive friends at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8p.m.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Chapel with the Rev. Fred Morrison officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester..
Pallbearers will be Mark McManis, John Clemons, Justin Good, Sam Little, Donnie Wilson and John Clemons Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lannie Anderson, Luke Reeves, Rhylen Anders, Alexander Kirkpatrick, Landon Bond and Braxton Mitchell.
Geneva Sue Anderson was born on March 14, 1939, in Scipio, to Bennie Lewis Sr. and Alta Lavada (Ogle) Ford. She grew up and lived in Pittsburg County all her life, with most of her adult life in McAlester.
She worked as a cook at Emerson School, Jefferson School, Mitchell Manor N.H. and Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
She was married to Charles Anderson and he preceded her in death. She later married Carl Anderson on Dec. 18, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he also preceded her in death in 2001.
Her favorite activity was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and all her family.
She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Carrie Sue Wagonknecht and husband, Don, John William Anderson,
Brenda Joann Heron and husband, Larry, Linda Louise Anderson, and Glenda Alene Young and husband Jason; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Edith Alene Holbrook, and Lynn and Fred Morrison; two brothers, John Richard Ford and Bennie Lewis Ford Jr., and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husbands, she was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Bennie Charles Anderson and Carl Eugene Anderson; a brother, Walter Paul Ford, and three sisters, Freda Louise Hampton, Betty Jean Ellison and Lillian Carolyn Key.
Published on August 20, 2017
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