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Helen Elizabeth Mertes Anderson
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1909
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 11, 2000
Richland County
Illinois, USA

Helen Elizabeth Anderson, 90, of Calhoun, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Olney Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney with Rev. Fr. Jerry Wirth and Rev. Bob Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Crest Haven Cemetery in Claremont. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney.

Mrs. Anderson was born July 31, 1909, in LaSalle County, the daughter of Moritz and Veronica (Eich) Mertes. She married Ira Anderson Dec. 5, 1936. He preceded her in death Jan. 17, 1975.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by two sons. Charles Weaver and his wife, Dorothy, of Chesapeake, VA, Willard Anderson and his wife, Sally, of Olney: one step-son, Gorden Anderson and his wife, Florence, of Olney: one daughter, Mary Irene Hatcher and her husband, Gene, of Freeport, OH; one sister, Georgina Smith, of Stockton, CA; fifteen grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, five sisters, one great-grandson, one step-son and one step-daughter.

Published Olney Daily Mail (Monday, May 15, 2000)
Family links: 
  Moritz Mertes (1877 - 1966)
  Veronica Francis Eich Mertes (1888 - 1943)
  Leo M. Weaver (1907 - 1974)
  Ira Anderson (1893 - 1975)
  Marie K. Mertes Lund (1906 - 1968)*
  Leo M. Mertes (1907 - 1982)*
  Helen Elizabeth Mertes Anderson (1909 - 2000)
*Calculated relationship
Crest Haven Memorial Park
Richland County
Illinois, USA
Created by: B Pipher
Record added: Dec 06, 2009
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Helen Elizabeth <i>Mertes</i> Anderson
Added by: B Pipher
Helen Elizabeth <i>Mertes</i> Anderson
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Not forgotten.
- B Pipher
 Added: Aug. 21, 2011
I sent a copy of your obit to Becky, so she could post it on your memeorial. I found it while going through a neighbor's box of obits and memorial cards from funeral homes. Rest in peace!
- Janice (Teel) Crites
 Added: Jul. 7, 2010

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