Jane Anderson, 92

Jane Anderson, 92, our devoted mother, grandmother, teacher, wise counselor, and empathetic confidant lost her battle with congestive heart disease on Dec. 8, 2021 at home in Springfield, Mo. A private visitation was held on Dec. 17. Jane was interred next to her husband at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

Jane was born in Council Bluffs on Oct. 27, 1929 and adopted as an infant by Horace LeRoy Snedeker and Vera Lois (Durrell) Snedeker. She grew up on her parents’ farm in rural Boone. She started school in a one-room schoolhouse where she excelled. The family moved to town when Jane started high school. In 1948, she married Richard Lee Anderson a United States Army veteran of WWII.

Dick and Jane had five children: Michael David Anderson, Patrick Kirby Anderson, Christopher John Anderson, Jerome Richard Anderson and Diana Jane Anderson. During her early married years, Jane stayed at home to care for their children. Later, she was the office manager for the advertising sales division Dick managed with Ebsco Industries Inc. until Dick’s death in 1984. Upon moving to Springfield, she managed the sales office for her son Michael’s Culligan dealership. Before retirement, Jane was an Avon representative and helped with the children at

Diana’s home daycare. Jane loved children and put her passion for education to use homeschooling her grandson Richard from grades 4 through 12 and actively serving in the local homeschool community.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister-in-law Beverly (Anderson) Love; and her sons Michael and Jerome. She is survived by her sons Patrick (Kathy) and Christopher; daughter Diana; brother-in-law Glenn Love; niece Anna (Love) Pauley; nephew Douglas Love; grandchildren Jennifer Anderson Giesting, Travis Anderson, Drew Anderson, Nicolas Anderson, and Richard Anderson; great nephews; a great niece; seven great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and two great-great nephews.

Suggested charities for memorial donations: The National Math and Science Initiative and UNICEF.

Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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