Marion Alice Anderson, 78, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.
She was born January 29, 1938, at Elm Creek, Nebraska, to Robert Willis and Annie K. (Sorenson) Sear. She grew up north of Lexington, and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1955. This is where she met the love of her life, Kerry.
She then went on to further her education at Nebraska Weslyan University where she obtained her teaching certificate. She taught for a couple years at District #99, and Lexington Public Schools.
Marion was united in marriage to Kerry Anderson, a southsider, on December 23, 1957, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Three children were blessed to this marriage; Scott, Susan, and Rob.
To say Marion had a special talent for art is an understatement. She painted beautiful watercolors, many of which are on the walls of homes all around the state. She enjoyed quilting, and made the best sugar cookies you would ever eat. It was always Marion’s duty whenever Kerry served on any committee she had the job as decorating! There was no one more qualified! Marion was active in her Art clubs as well; she belonged and enjoyed attending the State Halsey Art classes, where she served on the Board. This is where she met many of her dear, dear friends. She displayed her work at Art on the Farm, was a member of A.R.T. Club in Lexington, Studio 25, United Way Board, and an active member of Chapter FS P.E.O. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, and served on the Dawson County Election Board.
She enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii/Maui, and being with family and friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a beautiful smile, and a huge heart.
Marion’s survivors include her children; Scott and wife Corky Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska, Susan and husband Rod Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, and, Rob and wife Natalie Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska, six grandchildren; Lindsey Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska, Blake and wife Stacy Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, Carrie Beth Reynolds of Lincoln, Nebraska, Ryan Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, Joelly & Camille Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska; one sister, Carolyn and her husband Dr. John Worthman of Cozad, Nebraska; as well as her mother-in-law, Florence Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska; also surviving are many, many friends.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kerry in April of 2016; and, father-in-law, Harlan Anderson.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Anne Gahn officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to Lexington Community Foundation, First United Methodist Church, or Lexington Regional Health Center. Reynolds-Love is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.