Rachel E. Anderson
SIMPSON, STADER, DOLE, HAGENHEGGEN, RANDLEMAN
Posted By: Jan Bony (email)
Date: 12/10/2018 at 19:18:16
Rachel E. Anderson, 98, Of Eldora, passed away from natural causes on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora. There will be no services at this time. Memorials may be directed to the Eldora Public Library. Crops-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora were in charge of the arrangements.
Rachel was born August 1, 1908, in Des Moines, daughter of Ole C. and Carrie (Stader) Simpson. She graduated from East High School in Des Moines in 1926 and attended business school after graduating.
On April 6, 1930, she was married to A. Edwin Anderson in Des Moines. The couple moved to Eldora in 1930. Rachel worked as the bookkeeper at the Anderson Drug Store which they owned and operated from 1940 to 1973 when they retired. On April 7, 1982, Edwin passed away. Rachel moved to Allenton, FL in 1983 and returned to Eldora in 1993. Rachel was a member and officer of the Business and Professional Women's Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed needlepoint and traveling.
Rachel is survived by her eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard and his wive Bev Simpson of Des Moines.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin; son, Edwin A. Anderson; a daughter, Carolyn and her husband Glen Dole; three sisters, Vera Hagen (Heggen), Elizabeth Gains, and Eleanor Randleman; and three brothers, Glen, Lee, and Willard Simpson.
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