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Eva A. Anderson, the sweetest woman in the world, passed away Wednesday, July 10. 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Eva was working on her 99th year of life, and her 75th year of marriage to Joe B. Anderson, who is working on his 100th year of life.
Eva was a kind and gentle mom, grandma and great-grandma who made everything from scratch, (pies, ice cream, cookies, clothes, Christmas ornaments and more needlepoint pillows than can be counted!) She was extremely neat and tidy and never sat down, always busy working on one of her many projects or teaching her grandchildren everything she knew.
Her devoted husband, Joe, wrote a poem a few years ago about their marriage and the best $5 he had ever spent. The last line went like this, “And what did I get for my money? Did I get diamonds or jade? No, it was the $5 the preacher got paid.” That simple statement sums up their marriage.
As the Saturday night babysitter for her grandchildren, they all looked forward to a homemade meal (she even took requests!), a thorough bath (she scrubbed their ears until they were red!) and of course, Lawrence Welk. So our dear Eva, in the words of Lawrence Welk, “Good night, sleep tight and pleasant dreams to you. Here’s a wish and a prayer that every dream comes true. And now ‘til we meet again, adios, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, Good Night!”
She was a member of two bridge clubs, a former volunteer at Columbus Regional Hospital and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband, Joe B. Anderson; son, Phil (Colleen) Anderson; daughter, Sue Percifield; grandchildren, Stacey (Will) Horn, Brandon (Leanne) Anderson, Denise (Eric) Sparks and Dain Percifield; stepgrandchildren, Denise (Steve) Bleggi and David (Dawn) Pumpelly; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Zora Taylor Glick, and her sister, Wilma Smith.
In keeping with her wishes there will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial gift to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
Arrangements were handled by Hathaway-Myers Chapel.