Stella J. Anderson, 79 - Spencer

Stella J. Anderson, 79, of Spencer, West Virginia, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, in the CAMC-General Hospital, Charleston, after an extended illness.

She was born March 30, 1931, in Spencer, a daughter of the late Elbert Madison and Cleora Starcher Tanner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Waybright; two brothers, Hershel and Arlie Tanner.

Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and mother. She was a former employee of the Hughes Drug Store Fountain, Spencer, and a former member of the Linden Homemaker's Club, Linden. Also, she was a member of the Spencer Advent Christian Church, American Legion Post 21 Auxiliary, and the Roane County Historical Society.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Rev. Willis E. Anderson of Spencer; children, David H. Anderson of Walton, Marlena Anderson Daily of Savannah, GA, Jerry Willis Anderson of Peniel, WV, Lena Mae Burgess and Barbara S. DeWeese both of Spencer; one sister, Helen Howard of Reedy, WV; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren; four step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Garry L. Bowen officiating. Burial will be in the Spencer Memorial Cemetery, Spencer.

Friends may call Sunday one hour before the service at the funeral home.

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