|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1852|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1944|
St. Louis City
"Susan Anderson, nee Bess, was born near Americus, Missouri on Nov. 22, 1852, and answered the final summons very suddenly Thursday, Oct. 19, 1944, near the midnight hour, at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 27 days. She passed away at the home of her son, Alfred Anderson in St. Louis.
The remains were brought to Rhineland Sunday and lay in state at St. Marcus Evangelical church until Monday afternoon when funeral services were conducted by Rev. Otto Kienker, past of St. Stephen's Evangelical Church, St. Louis. Following the services, burial took place in the Bush cemetery southwest of Americus beside the graves of her late husband and children--the little rural cemetery near the place of her birth. A large concourse of friends and neighbors gathered to pay their respects to their old neighbor and friend of many years.
The Anderson name was well known here for almost a half of a century--to everyone they were known as prosperous farmers of the community
The deceased was married to John A. Anderson on Nov. 22, 1879. The union was blessed with eight children, four of whom preceded the mother in death. Mr. Anderson died in 1928.
She is survived by her children, William, Alfred and Bud, (Pete) Anderson and Mrs. Orlando Kienker, 9 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Anderson made her home with her two children, Mrs. Orlando Kienker and Alfred Anderson and their families in St. Louis.
She was adept in cooking and housekeeping, and loved flowers.
In youth she had embraced the Baptist faith. Later in life, she leaned toward the Evangelical faith and became a member of the Women's Guild of this church.
Mrs. Anderson was blessed by God in many ways. The grace of God toward her was especially evident as we look upon her remarkable health. She reared a large family of children did her work as the wife of a farmer, without regard to time, or hours, but she was never sick. She had a great degree of vitality and stamina. Even as she exceeded the proverbial fourscore years, she was able to do work as usual. A younger person might have become fatigued doing the same tasks. She was gifted also with mental alertness down to the day of her death. It is often assumed that the human mind becomes slower in perception as the years encroach upon us, but to her particular case, the growing years did not dim her recollections of persons and things; for not only did she remember events since before the days of the Civil War, but also present day happenings kept her interest.
About a year ago she suffered a broken hip through a fall. It was believed then that this would prove fatal due to her advanced years; but contrary to expectations, she showed remarkable rallying power, and her stamina again carried her through. She had regained sufficient strength to walk about again and was well, seemingly, on the road to recovery when death came to her so very suddenly on Nov. 19 in the presence of her immediate relatives.
By God's grace she had lived long and well, and she saw the making of history, the changing of life from its pioneer stage to the advances of our present day."
James R. Bess (1819 - 1898)
Susanna Ann Ellis Bess (1821 - 1914)
John A. Anderson (1844 - 1928)*
Infant Daughter Anderson (1882 - 1882)*
James Adolphus Anderson (1884 - 1885)*
A. T. Anderson (1888 - 1888)*
Alfred David Anderson (1889 - 1947)*
Walter Lennerd Anderson (1894 - 1895)*
Rhoda Ann Bess Riensch (1845 - 1920)*
John D. Bess (1848 - 1934)*
Addie M Bess Poston (1850 - 1927)*
Susan Frances "Sude" Bess Anderson (1852 - 1944)
Sarah Hannah Bess Todd (1854 - 1941)*
James Edwin Bess (1857 - 1857)*
William Loftus Bess (1858 - 1863)*
George Washington Bess (1861 - 1898)*
Created by: Phyllis Bush
Record added: Feb 17, 2011
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In memory of Susan Bess Anderson.|
Added: Aug. 17, 2012