Hazel Katherine Anderson 1918 - 2013 Lawrence, KS

Public services for Hazel Katherine Anderson, 95, Lawrence will be held at 4:00 in the evening of Friday, December 13th at Anderson Rentals located at 1312 W. 6th St. She died Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar. All are welcome to attend and share their memories of Hazel. Attire is casual.

Hazel was born January 14, 1918 and was the daughter of Raymond Max Lee and Mary Katherine (Sommers) Lee.

She was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church.

She married Raymond Leroy “Andy” Anderson on December 31, 1941 in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on September 5, 1996. Together, Hazel and Andy co-founded Anderson Rentals in 1947.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane M. Anderson, and Mary E. Anderson; two sons, Robert D. “Bob” Anderson and William A. “Bill” Anderson, all of Lawrence; four grandchildren, Katherine and Andy Anderson of Lawrence, Nancy Birkenmeier and Megan Birdsong of St. Louis; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Alex Birkenmeier also of St. Louis. She was also preceded in death by daughter, Gayle Anderson Birdsong on September 9th, 2010.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Friends of Hidden Valley, where Hazel spent a great amount of time mentoring young Girl Scouts or to the Lawrence Community Nursery School, whom Hazel helped found. Donations to either organization may be sent in care of the Warren McElwain Mortuary.

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