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Barbara Ann Anderson, 74, Carthage, Mo., passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo.
Barbara Ann Marcus was born June 16, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo., a daughter of the late Archie Marcus and Mary Brown Marcus.
She married Robert L. Anderson on April 3, 1959, in Carthage. He preceded her in death on July 26, 2010.
Barbara worked as a machine operator for Juvenile Shoes, Carthage, for 13 years. She was a member of the Faith Life Worship Center, Carthage.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Lee (Jim) Kralicek, Fairmont, Okla., and Debra Kay (Jerry) Gourley, Carthage; one son, Robert L. (Kathy) Anderson, Jr., Jasper, Mo.; one brother, Thomas Marcus, Ottawa, Kan.; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; her companion, Bob Hensley, Carthage.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at the Faith Life Worship Center, Carthage. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Jerry Davis will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage.
Memorial gifts are suggested to the Faith Life Worship Center in care of Knell Mortuary.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
Services are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.
Published on February 14, 2017
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