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 Merel <I>Riggs</I> Anderson

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Merel Riggs Anderson

  • Birth 16 May 1917 Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 29 Sep 2008 Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 30397731

CANTON, IL - Merel Anderson, 91, of 303 W. Olive Canton passed away Monday, September 29, 2008, at 10:30 am at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton.

Born, May 16, 1917, in Emporia, Kansas the daughter of Earl L. and Hattie (Makin) Riggs, she married John H. Anderson on August 20, 1935 in Canton. He died November 9, 1996.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are two sons, William H. (Marilyn) Anderson and David R. "Rick" Anderson both of Canton; two daughters, Ferne (Walt) Smith of Muskegon, MI and Nancy K. Myers of Seguin, TX; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Merel worked at Graham Hospital in Canton for 17 years as a dietician. She was a lifelong member of the Salvation Army and a member of its Home League.

Services will be Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with a hour prior visitation. Captain Timothy Nauta and Rev. Jack Wolgamuth will be officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, Canton.


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  • Created by: Jeanette
  • Added: 7 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30397731
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Merel Riggs Anderson (16 May 1917–29 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30397731, citing White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jeanette (contributor 46892486) .