Mrs. Arthur S. Anderson (Barbara “Barb”), 87, of Lambs Grove, Iowa, went to be with her Lord peacefully, with her family at her side, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Skiff Medical Center under the care of Skiff Hospice.
Barbara Louise (Thayer) Anderson was the beloved wife of Arthur Swan “Andy” Anderson. They have lived in Lambs Grove since 1956, where they built their home and raised their four sons. Barb and Art were married in Savanna, Ill., at the First United Methodist Church in June 1948. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, her three sons: Bob (Dr. Marcie) Anderson of Omaha, Neb., Jim (Heidi) Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz., John Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz.; her five grandchildren: Amy (Mike) St. Cyr of Omaha, Justin (Claudia) Anderson of Omaha, Jeremy Anderson of Omaha, Tyler Anderson of Phoenix, Alycia Bordlemay of Kingsland, Texas; her five great grandchildren, Caleb St. Cyr, Kyle St. Cyr, Sophia St. Cyr, Sarah Louise St. Cyr, Evyn Hartz. Also surviving are her brother, Henry J. (Jane) Thayer and nephew, David, of Elgin, IL; a nephew, Jackie D. Motlow III of Lynchburg, Tenn.; in-Laws, Jean Wurtzel and Bob (Delores) Anderson of Freeport, Ill., Jim (Pat) Anderson of Davenport, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews and Wandsnider cousins in Wisconsin.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Henry John and Ruth Thayer; her sister, Mary Jayne Motlow; a brother, Keith Thayer; and a son, Tom Anderson.
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