Ellsworth McKinley Anderson

February 16, 1917February 27, 2014

Ellsworth McKinley Anderson, age 97 of Albion passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 from Spring Arbor Assisted Living, Spring Arbor, Michigan. He was born February 16, 1917 to Hugh and Chloe (McKinley) Anderson in Newaygo, Michigan. On June 12, 1941 he married Edythe Butler in Detroit, Michigan who preceded him in 1994.

Ellsworth served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. A Graduate of Newaygo High School in 1935 then went to Eastern in 1939, received his Masters from Wayne State in 1955, taught and coached at several schools in Highland Park, Scottville and Lakeview before coming to Albion.

During 1951 – 1976 he taught and coached football, basketball, tennis and was Athletic Director at Albion. President of the Twin Valley Athletic Association, taught and coached varsity at Southern Cal during the war, was in charge of U of M speech camp in Northport, Michigan. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Albion, the Exchange Club, and Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame at Mt. Pleasant.

Ellsworth is survived by: Son - James (Diana) Anderson Daughter - Barbara Anderson (2) Grandsons-Daniel Anderson Brent (Nevine) Anderson (4) Great Grandchildren- Grant, Sean, Michael, Chad Anderson Sister- Eileen Edwards He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Edythe.

According to his wishes, Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation A Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date.


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Dave Driscoll

March 19, 2014

Coach Anderson, was a great man, teacher, coach and a mentor to me, he was special and I, and many others, will never forget him! May his soul rest in peace and enjoy eternity with his wife in Heaven!

Sue Marcos

March 13, 2014

Mr. Anderson was a great coach, teacher, mentor and friend. They don't make them like that anymore! my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carol Taylor

March 8, 2014

May he rest in peace with the angels and his family have comfort at this time. One of the most kind,caring teachers that AHS had. So many students including myself remember him fondly.

Peggie Nelson-Yates

March 8, 2014

Condolences to the family of Mr. Andersons .He was one of my favorite teachers. In fact I saw him a few years ago and talked with him. He was one of the best. May he rest in peace.

terry Streeter

March 4, 2014

Rip Coach. Andy was truly a legend. Not only a great coach but a great person

Judy Manley

March 2, 2014

Mr. Anderson was one of my favorite people at AHS. He always had a smile on his face - agreat smile, and you knew he really cared about "You"!

Terry Manley

March 2, 2014

Coach Anderson was always a mentor and a friend. May he rest in peace.

Janet Albert

March 2, 2014

Mr. Anderson was my favorite teacher and I will always his smile. He made our classes fun, but we still learned while there. I often wondered how he was and where he was. He will be remember by many and missed.

Sandy Clayton Simpson

March 2, 2014

He was one of my favorite teachers and was instrumental in my decision to become a teacher! I have many fond memories of ninth grade civics because of him. My sympathies to Barb and the rest of the family.

March 1, 2014

He will be remembered with thanks for his years of service to the students of Albion High School.
Margaret Morris Lowe