Archive for Saturday, November 11, 1995


November 11, 1995


Services for Glenn E. "Gene" Anderson, 72, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors by the Alford Clarke VFW with the American Legion Chaplain John Studdard officiating.

Mr. Anderson died Thursday, Nov. 9, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Pleasant Grove, the son of James Leonard and Grace Venita Deay Anderson. He grew up in Prairie Center, southeast of Eudora and attended schools there and at DeSoto. He moved to California where he worked in the walnut groves until the start of World War II. He returned to Douglas County and worked at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant until he was drafted. He served in Europe in the Army. Following the war, he was in several Army hospitals for two years. He moved to Ottawa for a few months before moving to Lawrence, where he was manager of Anderson Trucking and Excavating. He worked for his uncle until he purchased the business in 1951. He retired and sold the business in 1985. He was a member of the Dorsey Liberty Post of the American Legion, the Alford Clarke Post of the VFW and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter.

He married Beulah Elizabeth Grammer on Dec. 18, 1942, in Ottawa. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Gary and Mark, both of Lawrence; a daughter, Sharon Stein, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a brother, Richard Anderson, Baldwin; a half-brother, Roscoe Anderson, Kansas City; two sisters, Eilene Finch, Overland Park and Doris McConnell, Wellsville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Sunday and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday, at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will meet with friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to the Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of the VFW, in care of the funeral home.

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