Doris Geraldine "Gerry" Anderson

September 23, 1926December 28, 2012
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Doris Geraldine “Gerry” Anderson,

86, of Indianapolis passed away on December 28, 2012. She was born September 23, 1926 in Evansville, Indiana to Orville and Colleta (Butcher) Gough. Before she was married she was an auditor for the IRS. Gerry was proud to be a long time eastsider of Indianapolis and was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Women Club and Knights of Columbus Gerry is survived by her children Mary J (Steve), Ragsdale, Eileen A. (Larry) Sexson, Kathleen K. ( Russell) West, brothers Carl (Mary) Gough and Don (Chris) Gough, daughters-in-law, Diane Anderson, Mary Ellen Sexson, grandchildren Brian (Nancy), David, Doug Ledgerwood, Josh (Stephanie), Nick (Kara) Ragsdale, Nikki (Kenny) White, Brianna, Tyler Sexson, Kaitlyn (Josh) Allison, David West and great grandchildren Dillon, Megan, Madison, Colton, Sam, Marley, Ellie, Todd, Torin, Lilly, Alex and Hunter. She is preceded in death by her husband William E. Anderson a Pulitzer Prize Winner, children David O, Susan M. and William M. Anderson, great grandson Peyton Ragsdale, brother Paul Dale Gough. Funeral services will be Thursday January 3, 2013 at 9:30 at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary followed by al Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at Little Flower Catholic Church. Visitation will be Wednesday January 2 from 3 – 8 pm at the mortuary. Gerry will be remember as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who was always there to love and support her family. Condolences may be offered at


  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Prayers Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Doris Geraldine "Gerry" Anderson

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January 10, 2013

May God give you comfort and strength to endure the days ahead. Sincerest sympathy to the Anderson family.

January 4, 2013

May joy soon replace the sorrow that's in your heart, with cherished memories.

Diane Stiffler Myer

January 2, 2013

It was obvious that you loved motherhood, as you have beautiful children.

Mary Ellen Sexson

December 31, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Brianna Sexson

December 31, 2012

Grandma was always very loving, nurturing and joyous. I cannot ever remember a time when Grandma did not have a smile on her face. You will always be remembered Grandma for your wonderful qualities. I will always hold a special place for you in my heart.

brenda swindle

December 31, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. Gerry was a great person, as is all her family. She will be missed but now is with her other loved ones.