Velda Jean Anderson
Velda Jean Anderson passed away at her home near Washburn, MO on July 12, 2019. Born on March 28, 1942 to Ben & Lydia Warkentin, Jean grew up in Enid, OK, attending Enid Business College after high school. She used her bookkeeping and typing skills in various office jobs while raising her two children, instilling in them her value of independence and hard work. She then began a new chapter as a farmer’s wife in Medford, OK, staying active with her gardening and participating in community groups and government.
In 2005 she met and married the love of her life, and with him was able to fulfill her dream of living in a wooded mountain home. These happy years found her learning how to golf and hunt and doting on their cats and dogs.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Anderson; her son, Greg Dittmeyer of Dallas, TX; her daughter, Bev Hinther & husband, Larry of Enid, OK; and her brother, Dennis Warkentin & wife and daughter, Brenda and Denise of Fresno, CA.
Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, MO. A private service will be held to return her ashes to her cherished mountain.