Mary Louise Anderson

09/28/1946 – 04/09/2020

Obituary for Mary Louise Anderson

Mary Louise Anderson, 73, of Sedalia, MO passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at EW Thompson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sedalia.

She was born on September 28, 1946 in Hughesville, MO the daughter of Albert and Mary (Langston) Anderson, who preceded her in death.

Mary taught and retired from Tipton High School. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and traveling.

Survivors include two daughters, Nikkie Hill of Hughesville and Amanda Adams of Sedalia; and five grandchildren, Ian Hill, Tobias Anderson, Kaden Hill, Rodney Pettis, and Erryn Adams.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John A. Anderson and Albert (Bud) Anderson.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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I loved Ms Anderson! She was my teacher from 1985-1989. I still talk about her teaching style and lectures in everyday life. She was an amazing role model for us young women born into a man’s world and lead the way at showing us females that we only need to apply ourselves and use our brainpower to better ourselves. You is one of my inspirational female heroes! In my professional career-life, I have gone into two different “male-dominiant” career oriented fields of work- and I knew that I could succeed because Ms Anderson had already shown me how, and gave me the resources to do just that! She’s is to me, what Eleanor Roosevelt was too so many women of her era and the decades after.
– Julie Best
With thoughts of peace and courage for you and your family.
– Elizabeth Howell
Nikki, Justin and family So sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. May God give you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts at this time. Take care of yourself and each other.
– Chris Sparks
Was one of my favorite teachers! Thoughts & prayer! RIP
– Ted Miller
Best high school history teacher ever. She did an excellent job of preparing students for college history / social studies (unlike others there at the time). The Civil War high school class was great.
– Stephen Su
Awww, so sad to hear. One of the best teachers I had in school! I loved her classes… she was the first teacher who made history interesting for me. She will never be forgotten. Prayers for all the family
– Lisa Ecton
You were an amazing teacher and an even more amazing person. RIP
– Kathy Meyer
She was one of my favorites. She taught my husband, both of our children, and myself. We are so thankful, that she taught in Tipton for so many years. It was very evident how much she cared about young people. Love and prayers for her family and friends.
– Karla Menhennet
Nikkie so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
– Lisa R Lazenby
Ms. Anderson was one of the absolute best teachers Tipton has had over the years. She was a great teacher and friend to many. Rest in peace.
– Rhonda Brauer
The best history teacher ever. Thanks for all the great memories and knowledge. I’m still a history nut.
– Joe Butterfield
This truly saddens me, Ms. Anderson was one of a small handful of people that made a life long impression on my life. She was an educator in life, for the love of watching young minds grow to their potential. As freshmen, her intensity scared us; but by our senior year we recognized her absolute love of teaching her students for what it was. She engaged us on every level and encouraged us to THINK and not to just accept. While teaching history she would expand on historical references with first hand stories of her travels to far off lands, and I will always hold her responsible for instilling a wanderlust in me that has lasted my entire life. Thank you so much for blessing us with your enthusiasm for the world and for helping to expand our minds on that difficult journey from childhood to adulthood. You will be remembered fondly and missed dearly!
– David Bledsoe
Mary and I visited on the phone, in her driveway and sometimes on the street in our neighborhood. She was a very kind and friendly lady. She will be missed in our neighborhood. Her daughter Nikkie was a wonderful caregiver for Mary during her time of sickness. Nikkie will certainly miss her!
– Betty morrison
I really enjoyed having her for a Teacher. She was a smart, kind and talent educator. Very sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace
– Cathy Maddex

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