Mary Elizabeth Anderson, 93, went to be with the Lord on Saturday July 23, 2022 at her home in Brazil surrounded by her children. She was born on November 10, 1928 in Harmony, Indiana to the late Melvin and Kathleen (Frost) Pell. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1946, and married Robert Anderson on October 16, 1949. They were members of the Peniel United Methodist Church, the Clay County Historical Society, Silver Sneakers, Neighborly Chow Hound Association, Well Child Clinic, Jolly Wives Home Ec Club, and UMYF Leaders. Mary worked as the business manager for the Clay County Hospital, as well as Nance’s Creamery and Froderman Chevrolet.
Mary loved planning, she always enjoyed having something to look forward to. She spent her free time traveling, visiting all 50 states with her husband. Mary also enjoyed having company, and visiting with friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Anderson; infant brother, Carl Lee Pell; and sisters, Waneta Sutton and Eileen McKinney.
Survivors include her son, Dennis J. (Vicki) Anderson of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; daughters, Jayne B. (Greg) Thomas of Terre Haute and Lyna L. (Mark) Chaplin of Martinsville; grandchildren, Shaun (Makallen) Anderson, Meghan (Chuck) Jackson, Robert (Sarah) Thomas, Corey Thomas, Hanna Chaplin, Bonny Chaplin, Cody (Cassie) Chaplin, and Natalie (Eddie) Chadwick; great-grandchildren, Jaden, Asher, Lorelei, Cooper, Garrett, Sierra, Tyler, Juliaunna, Gwendolyn, Lliam, Theilen, Clara, and Raewynne.
Miss Mary’s family would like to thank all her caregivers for their compassion during her illness, Robin, Dorothy, Frankie, Dawn and Crystal; with special thanks to Southern Care Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 29, 2022 at Peniel United Methodist Church in Brazil with burial to follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. The family will accept friends for visitation on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home and again on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bee Ridge Cemetery or the Clay County Food Pantry.