Sunday, July 3, 2016
Leonora Ruth (Thomas) Anders, 1920-1978
Centerville Iowegian – 17 August 1976
Leonora Ruth Anders, 58, well-known Centerville resident who made her home at 1112 West Maple Street, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 11, 1978, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, shortly after being admitted.
Born July 23, 1920, she was the daughter of Frank and Alpharetta Mae Fisher Thomas. On October 22, 1938, she was married to Harold F. Anders, in Unionville, Mo., and he preceded her in death August 16, 1976.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Centerville, and had been employed as a nurses (sic) aide at the local hospital since 1964.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Lorelei, and one brother, Floyd Thomas.
Surviving are four sons, Phillip, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Ronald, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Dennis, McComb, Miss.; and Thomas, Centerville; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Deborah) Hiatt, Centerville; and Mrs. Gary (Mary) Wood, Oskaloosa; ten grandchildren, three brothers, Ed Thomas of Centerville and Lloyd Thomas and Larry Thomas, both of Davenport, eight sisters, Charlotte Curtis, Gustava Marshall, Mildred Karth, Virginia Cornett, Maurine Thomas, Lila Thomas, all of Centerville; June White, Corpus Christi, Tex., and Marie Archer, Rockford, Ill.
Services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Centerville, with Dr. Douglas Oelke officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorials have been established to her church and to St. Joseph Hospital, and donations may be left at the funeral home.
Anders' Gravestone in Jerome Cemetery
Row 1, Block 19, Lot 3