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 Emma Mae <I>Terpening</I> Anderson

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Emma Mae Terpening Anderson

  • Birth 13 Apr 1929 Illinois, USA
  • Death 16 May 2007 Illinois, USA
  • Burial Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 28470804

Emma Mae was born to to parents Katheryn Arleigh Shenaut and John Wesley Terpening. Emma lived with her parents until the death of her mother which occurred on July 24, 1938. A couple of years later, her father, John Wesley Terpening due to circumstances beyond his control had to place his children in the Children's Home at Champaign Urbana. They lived there until mother was approximately sixteen years old. Emma was the second to the oldest. Her sister Arleigh Elizabeth, Mom, John Lawrence, Edith Irene, George Thomas Terpening. Only one of Emma's siblings survive. He younger sister Edith Irene of Yuba City, California.
On May 29, 1948, Emma married Ormand "Andy" Anderson, son of Edward Bruce & Lona Olna Kelley Anderson at the Congregational Church in Galesburg, Illinois. Andy died August 31, 2006. Emma and Andy were blessed with eight children. Six whom survive them. Namely Gary Wayne & Linda Anderson, Toulon, IL, Foxie & Ronald Hagerty, Dahinda, IL, Rita Jane & Wendell Saltsman, Kewanee, IL, Edwin & Lisa Anderson, Aledo, IL; John Thomas Anderson of Altona, IL; David & Tracy Anderson of Wichita, KS. Mother leaves 14 grandchildren, 2 Step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren to carry on her legacy.


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  • Created by: Dave Jones
  • Added: 23 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28470804
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Mae Terpening Anderson (13 Apr 1929–16 May 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28470804, citing Galva Cemetery, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Dave Jones (contributor 46579167) .