Shelley Family Funeral Home: Obituaries

Shelley Family Funeral Home

Don R. Anderson Don R. Anderson
(April 16, 1928 - May 25, 2013)

Don R. Anderson., 85, of Wellington, Kansas, passed away, Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, KS.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. Burial will be in the Udall Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 9:00 A.M., until 8:00 P.M. at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home of Wellington, Kansas. No Family night is scheduled. A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church or the Sumner Regional Medical Center Endowment and may be left with the funeral home.

Don R. Anderson was born on April 16, 1928, to John and Orpha Lodema (White) Anderson in Clyde, Kansas. Married in 1950, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis (Biery). Don retired after managing several grain elevators in Kansas; He was a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Shriners. He served several terms on the USD 353 school board and was president of the board for two terms. Don enjoyed collecting and rebuilding antique tractors.

In addition to his wife Phyllis, Don is survived by his children; Jody Anderson and her spouse Jim McGovern of Lawrence, KS, Dana and Beverly Anderson of Wellington, KS, Dane Anderson of Andover, KS; grandchildren, Jeffrey McGovern of Lawrence, KS, Jenna McGovern of Omaha, NE, Jamie McGovern of Lawrence, KS, Laura (Anderson) Spencer and her husband Drew Spencer of Roeland Park, KS, and Danielle Anderson of Wellington, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lodema, and a brother and sister-in-law, George and Frances “Babe” Anderson.