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Emma Miriam Anderson

July 10, 1926March 18, 2020
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Emma Miriam Anderson died on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. She was born in Philadelphia July 10, 1926. Forty-five minutes later her twin sister, Carrie arrived totally unexpected! She was the daughter of the late Joseph B. and Emma H. Koons. She was a lifelong resident of the city.

Emma attended Hamilton Disston Elementary School, Harding Junior High and graduated from Frankford High School in 1944. She went on to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad where she met her husband, the late William Anderson. Emma left in September of 1956 to start her family. She has been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Signet Chapter 129 for about 65 years.

She became very active in the lives of her children. Mrs. Anderson was a Sunday School teacher for many years at St. John's Lutheran Church, a Girl Scout Leader, belonged to Mayfair Elementary Home and School Association, and in her later years was a member of the Prime Timers Senior Group. Additionally, enjoyed playing Canasta every month with her "Canasta Club", which she belonged to for about 50 years.

Emma loved to work in her garden, was a wonderful cook, loved reading and spending time with her beloved, terrier, Mandy. She enjoyed many summer vacations in Wildwood and Ocean City, NJ and at homes at Lake Minisink in Dingman's Falls and Holiday Poconos in Albrightsville with her family. Their family were members of the Somerton Spring Swim Club in Feasterville.

Her later years in life she spent many, many hours enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Emma was the beloved mother of Karen Johnson (Robert), Barbara Bohl (Robert), Susann Viscusi (David). She was the loving grandmother of Heather Landis (Robert), Jennifer Arentzen (Andrew), Rachel Bohl. Derek Viscusi, Valerie Viscusi,. She was the great-grandmother of - Ashley Landis, Lucas Arentzen and Cole Arentzen. She was predeacded by her brother Joseph B. Koons Jr. and twin sister Carrie.

Mrs. Anderson's service and interment will be private, due to the current health concerns.


  • Joseph B. Koons, Father (deceased)
  • Emma H Koons, Mother (deceased)
  • William J. Anderson, Husband (deceased)
  • Karen Johnson (Robert), Daughter
  • Barbara Bohl (Robert), Daughter
  • Susan Viscusi (David), Daughter
  • Heather Landis (Robert), Granddaughter
  • Jennifer Arentzen (Andrew), Granddaughter
  • Rachel Bohl, Granddaughter
  • Derek Viscusi, Grandson
  • Valerie Viscusi, Granddaughter
  • Ashley Landis, Great Grandchild
  • Lucas Arentzen, Great Grandchild
  • Cole Arentzen, Great Grandchild


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Emma Miriam Anderson

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Meg King

March 24, 2020

To Our Cousins,
So saddened to hear about your mom, our Aunt Emma.
When we think of her we are reminded of her strong faith and values and true love of family.
What a legacy she has bestowed upon all of you.

It reminds us of the poem by Henry Van Dyke entitled "I Am Standing Upon The
Seashore"... I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to
the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the
sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!"
"Gone where?" Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is
just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is
in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There, she is gone!"
There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad
shout; "Here she comes!"

Those other eyes are Uncle Bill and Aunt Emma's other family as well as fortunate friends and past acquaintances during her life on this earth. We will all miss her, but know she lives on forever in all of you, Her beautiful family!
With Love and Sympathy,
The Morrell, Lippincott, and King Families

Ashley Landis

March 21, 2020

“Emma’s Journey”
Don’t think of her as gone away,
her journey’s just begun.
Life holds so many facets,
this Earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears.
In a place of warmth and comfort,
where there are no days or years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really “pass away”.
Think of her as living
in the memories we all have.
For nothing loved is ever lost.
And she was loved so much.

Karen Garcia

March 21, 2020

Wonderful video..the Lord welcomed a beautiful soul..an amazing reunion taking place in Heaven..Blessings

Bill Biles

March 20, 2020

Sending love and prayers to all of the family. So sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.

elaine laskowski

March 20, 2020

Deepest sympathy and love to your family from Elaine & Joe Laskowski

Debbie Corney-Galeota

March 20, 2020

To Karen and your family, my condolences for the loss of your Mom. My Mom (Betty) and yours, spent many times talking in the driveway on Tyson Avenue while us girls played. They were both active with the Girl Scouts and saw that we made it to St. John’s on Sunday nights for youth group and Confirmation classes. I remember her being the quiet type, but always smiling.

Katherine Sherman

March 20, 2020

HEY, MRS ANDERSON! My sister my greeting to her when we came to visit from her driveway.

Annamarie Hauck-DiDonato

March 20, 2020

Very sorry for your loss. I had many great memories with your mother, as my girl scout leader and many times i was over your house. Very lovely lady.

Heather Landis

March 20, 2020

Finding the right words to say are impossible right now.

From the day we were born, our grandmother was a part of EVERYTHING in our lives. There wasn’t a single Christmas Eve or morning that her and my grandfather weren’t there for. Piano recitals, school concerts/award assemblies, girl scout events/honors, sporting events, birthdays. She was there for everything.

When we were children, we spent many summers at Somerton Springs Swim Club with Mom Mom and Pop Pop. Then, we always spent a week at the shore. So many memories of sitting on the beach under the umbrella that could be spotted for miles, Mom Mom always had her soap opera magazines and her bag full of tabloids. And of course, we always had our ice cream dessert each night. Mom Mom loved her sweets.

Mom Mom taught us how to play Canasta. She was a member of a Card Club and we think she used us for practice.

We can still hear her call “Hellloooo there?” when we would call to say hi or stop over and visit her. We remember telling her, “You’re wearing those flip flops again” and reminding her about always twiddling her thumbs.

These last couple years have been extremely hard seeing her health decline. What made it all a little easier was seeing her light up and smile uncontrollably whenever she saw her great grandchildren; Lucas, Cole and Ashley. She would watch them and laugh and even though she would ask a bunch of times whose kids they were, she was always very protective of them.

And while these past few years have changed a little as her health began to decline, the last day we got to be with her, she spoke to both of us. She said, “I love you”. And we will forever hear her saying that.

Mom Mom, as much as we miss you so much, you are definitely in a better place. And we know Pop Pop welcomed his “Zelda” with open arms. We love you so much and will treasure every memory, every photo, and every experience we have been blessed to have you a part of.

Love always,
Heather and Jennifer