McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO


Anna Jean Franklin Tedder

March 13, 1932February 8, 2020

Anna Jean Tedder, 87, Raymore, MO, formerly of Partridge, KS, passed away February 8, 2020. She was born March 13, 1932 to Alma (Hahn) and Alonzo Eugene (Gene) Franklin in Hutchinson, KS. Anna Jean graduated from Partridge High School in 1950. She married her high school sweetheart, Bryan Tedder, the same year at Partridge Community Church. They lived in the Partridge and Pretty Prairie areas before moving to Riverdale, MD and then settling in Grandview, MO. Anna Jean and Bryan were married for over 60 years, raised a big family together, and devoted their retirement years to volunteering in their community.

Anna Jean was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and community volunteer. She worked for many years at the University of Maryland and later the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she retired. Anna Jean volunteered at ReStart, a local nonprofit providing housing and support services to homeless individuals, and the Santee Sioux Reservation in Nebraska. In addition, she volunteered with her church, Southwood United Church of Christ helping the finance committee, baking communion bread, and assisting with many church dinners. She enjoyed sewing and gardening—making Christmas stockings for all her grandchildren, and canning green beans every year to share with her family. Anna Jean also enjoyed cooking, making bountiful Thanksgiving dinners for her large family and cinnamon rolls every Christmas to share with neighbors, friends and family. Anna Jean is remembered for her deep loyalty to her family, her service to those in need, and her welcoming nature.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sons Patrick and Timothy, her granddaughter Emily, her daughter-in-law Dedra, her brothers-in-law Robert Hughes and Gene Nelson, her brother Bill Franklin and her sisters-in-law Lola Franklin and Helen Ada Nelson. Survivors include her children Gail (Red Long) of Spokane, WA, Michael (Gay) of Leawood, KS, Glennys of Hutchinson, KS, Loren (Marcia) of Cypress, TX, Lynn (Karla) of Andover, KS and Chris (Danna) of Winfield, MO. She also leaves behind 20 grandchildren, and her sister-in-law Mary Hughes of Derby, KS, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Like her husband, Anna Jean chose to bequeath her body to the University of Kansas Medical School. Please consider contributions to the Dementia Society of America or the Fellowship of John-Foxwood Springs, Raymore, Missouri.


  • Dementia Society of America
  • Fellowship of John


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Anna Jean Franklin Tedder

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Krystyna Salvetta

February 13, 2020

I met Mrs. Tedder almost 40 years ago when her son Chris and I became friends in college. She and her husband were so welcoming to me, made me feel like part of the family. We kept in touch every Christmas, exchanging holiday cards, for many years. She was so kind, so sweet and loving. She introduced me to the joys of garage sales and estate sales and we had so much fun visiting them together when I was in town. I will always have fond memories of Mrs. Tedder. Sending love and prayers for strength and comfort to her family.

Chris Tedder

February 13, 2020

Mom’s dedication to and love of her family, her acceptance of all she met, and the reminder that “If you’re going to do it, do it right” set an example that I try to live up to every day. Love you, Mom!

Kim Kimbrough

February 12, 2020

I dearly loved Anna. I had the opportunity to meet her at Foxwood when she was in Assistant Living, a nd she always waived and and would always greet me when I would go in to visit a friend. I missed her so much when they moved her, but when we moved to long term there was smiling Anna again. I would always tell her how cute her hair was, and her reply was always Thank you I didn't get it done! She will be missed my Anna who I loved! Rest in Peace Anna you always said you where going. condolence to her family. I will see you again!
Your friend,Kim Kimbrough


February 12, 2020

To Gail and all of Anna Jean's family,

I am Donna Bontrager Bastion formally of Partridge. I have many pleasant memories of Anna Jean and Bryan. They were good friends of my parents, Abe and Viola. She allowed me to spend time at her house playing dolls with Gail. She fed me well too. I think of both of them always with smiles and hugs. You will always have treasured memories. Some bad and sad. But more happy. May you find peace in your faith in God.

Dennis Perrin

February 10, 2020

Deepest Condolences to your family in the loss of an amazing woman. May the memories of her care and devotions to others live on in your hearts. We’ve been blessed within our extended family for great examples our parents have been living witnesses to ... may we all strive for the same.

~ Dennis Perrin