Annabelle (Ross) Anderson, daughter of Thomas Henry and Virginia Maurine (Becker) Ross, was born on February 19, 1941, at Hand Hospital in Shenandoah, Iowa. She was received into the arms of her Lord following complications due to Covid on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa where she received caring and compassionate care. She passed away at the age of 79 years, 8 months, 22 days.
A celebration of life service for Annabelle will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm at the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah (415 N Fremont Ave). The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation from 3:00 to 4:00 pm Saturday prior to the service at the church. Memorials in Annabelle's name are being directed to either the Shenandoah Home and Garden Club or to the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah. Inurnment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
The only child of Thomas and Virginia Ross, Annabelle was born and raised in Shenandoah. She attended the Shenandoah Community Schools, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1959. Following graduation, she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Through the years, Annabelle enjoyed her careers at Henry Field’s, working for Congressman Jim Ross Lightfoot for 12 years and at Nishna Productions. On June 25, 1994, Annabelle was united in marriage to her “best friend”, Larry Anderson. They had many happy times and adventures together. She was very proud of her family and loved sharing photos and stories of all their accomplishments.
The gifts she gave to others and the community are too many to list, Annabelle loved her church, friends, her garden club and would always do anything to help someone in need.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 26 years, Larry Anderson of Shenandoah, IA; her daughter, Virginia (Broyles) Craig and her husband Scott of Bellvue, CO; two grandsons, Jacob Craig and his wife Jaclyn of Mount Vernon, IA and Tyler Craig and his wife Kelsay of West Des Moines, IA; and three great granddaughters, Annabelle Marie Craig and Cora Jean Craig - born to Jacob and Jaclyn Craig and Vivien Marie Craig - born to Tyler and Kelsay Craig. When Annabelle married Larry, she gained three more children to love as her own, Christina Anderson of Baldwin, MO, Todd Anderson and Christen Lynn of Shenandoah, IA and Scott Anderson of Omaha, NE; and two grandsons, Cooper and Grayson Anderson. Also surviving are numerous other relatives and many, many friends.
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Shenandoah Home and Garden Club
405 Park Ave, Shenandoah IA 51601
Nishna Valley Christian Church
415 N Fremont St, Shenandoah IA 51601