Mildred Lucile Anderson, 89, of Traer, formerly of Reinbeck, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011, at United Church of Christ, Reinbeck, with Rev. Joel Love and Pastor Cal Turner officiating. Burial followed at the Reinbeck Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2011, French Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Memorials may be made Cedar Valley Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association in Mildred's name.
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Mildred Lucile Guffey was born December 14, 1921 in Moberly, Mo., to her parents William Arie and Flossie May (Gibson) Guffey. In 1941, she moved to Grinnell, and worked at the local shoe factory. She was united in marriage to Clifford Leroy Anderson on January 18, 1950 in Grinnell. They farmed in the Reinbeck and Traer areas until his death in 1979.
Mildred enjoyed gardening, reading, baking and traveling. She was well known for her homemade jelly, pickles and chocolate pie. She was a 50 year member of the United Church of Christ in Reinbeck.
Mildred is survived by her son, Bill (Penney) Anderson of Traer; two daughters, Nancy Pettit of Grundy Center, Karma (Dave) Wanamaker of Altoona; grandchildren; Bart (Tonya) Anderson and their children, Raelyn, Vincent and Samuel of Indianola, Bret (Rachel) Anderson and their children, Broderick, Graeme, Abbey and baby due in April of Marion, Amy Pettit of Council Bluffs, Krista Pettit of Grundy Center. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, sisters, Thelma and Ruby and brother, Walter.