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Marion Little Anderson

Marion Little Anderson

Marion Anderson, 90, White Lake, SD, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, November 2, at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in the Underwood Cemetery at rural White Lake. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 pm Friday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Marion Little Anderson was born February 4, 1923 in Picture Rocks, PA to Harold E. and Anna (Fague) Little. She attended nursing school in Germantown (Philadelphia) PA, where she met the love of her life, Carl Arthur Anderson on a blind date. They eloped on December 8, 1942. They resided in New Jersey until Art retired. They then moved to the old Patten School north of White Lake to live near their daughter, Cristine. At the Patten School, Marion continued her life-long talents and love for music and art. She played the piano and organ for the Underwood Methodist Church services. She enjoyed creating pictures made from prairie grasses and dried native flowers, as well as watercolors and colored pencil sketches of local birds and scenes.

She is survived by her six children: Carl, Jr., Manchester, MA; Johanna Guzman, San Antonio, TX; Susan Terwedow Adamus, West Chicago, IL; Cristine Headley, White Lake; Arne Anderson, Asheville, NC; John Anderson, Sussex, NJ; her brother, H. Franklin Little, Williamsport, PA; sister-in-law, Edith Anderson, Williamsport, PA; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren to share all the stories of the Andersons lives and how Marion touched our hearts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl July 13, 1990, sisters, Marjorie Artley, Martha Little, brother, Paul Little, sister-in-law, Mildren Anderson and beloved grandson Jay Leander Headley.