May 20, 2004

(9/20/1941 5/11/2004)

Ralph Junior Anderson, age 62, of Medill, MO, died May 11, 2004 at his home.

He was born September 20, 1941 at Downing, MO, a son of Ralph and Wilma Yearns Anderson.

On July 17, 1962, he was united in marriage to Betty Hornback.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Medill, MO; his mother, Wilma Anderson of Memphis, MO; a son, Ed Anderson and Nichole Debuhr, of Medill, MO; a daughter, Toni McCluskey and her husband, Loyd of Luray, MO; six grandchildren: Doug and Shelley McCluskey of Wayland, MO, Jamee and Kody McCluskey of Luray, MO, Courtney Anderson of Kahoka, MO, and Robert and D. J. Anderson of Medill, MO; two sisters, Kay Liefer and her husband, Allen, of Walton, KS and Ginny Simerl and her husband, James, of Memphis, MO; four great-grandchildren; three uncles, Robert Anderson of Queen City, MO, Max and Betty Anderson of Downing, MO and Ted Kazy of Tucson, AZ; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Ralph was a 1959 graduate of Downing High School. Most of his life was spent as a farmer and over-the-road truck driver. He enjoyed yard work and gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held May 14, 2004 at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Richard Burrell officiating. Special music was recordings.

Honorary pallbearers were: Paul Allen, Wayne Jones, Erwin Sikorski, Roland Oilar, DeWayne Mullenix, and Mike Speer. Pallbearers were: Gary LaFrenz, John Malone, Stephen Malone, Bill Bash, Alan Graham, and Stanley Webster.

Burial was in Ashton Cemetery. Memorials were suggested to Ashton Cemetery. Condolences to the family can be expressed at

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