Harold J. "Andy" Anderson

February 23, 1934December 28, 2010

Harold J. “Andy” Anderson passed from this earthly life on December 28, 2010, leaving behind a loving family and as well as an army of friends and acquaintances. He was born in Seneca, Missouri on February 23, 1934 to the late Harry B. Anderson and Ethel Sreaves Anderson. A graduate of Seneca High School, he was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the United States as well in England. The personification of patriotism, he was a walking encyclopedia of all things American. A voracious reader of newspapers and books, his knowledge of American history, current events and politics ensured that good conversation never ended. His sense of humor and sincere interest in those around him endeared him to family and friends as well as strangers. He was an original “Red Coater” for his beloved K.C. Chiefs and devotedly followed Mizzou athletics as well. His charming smile and outgoing personality served him well in his long, successful career in regional advertising for the L. M. Berry Yellow Pages. He was a loving son, husband, stepfather, grandfather and brother as well as the favorite uncle for two generations of nieces and nephews. He knew the names of spouses, children and grandchildren as well as what was important in their lives. A member of the Red Bridge United Methodist Church, he was active in the United Methodist Men’s Association. Survivors include his wife Christine (Sellers) Anderson; stepdaughter Jeanene Walls and husband Brian of North Webster, Indiana; stepson James Tenney of Warsaw, Indiana; six step-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren; sister Mary Anna Stroh of Kansas City; brothers in law Harold Sellers and Jack Sellers both of Pierceton, Indiana and Clarence Whitehead of Neosho, Missouri; as well as several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his sisters Margaret Pogue Smith of Neosho, Missouri, Wanda Whitehead of Seneca, Missouri, and his brother Edward V. Anderson of Baxter Springs, Kansas. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.-12noon followed by funeral service at 12noon Monday, January 3, 2011, at Red Bridge United Methodist Church, 636 E. 117th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64131. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6800 West 93rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212. Condolences may be made at Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 3, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, January 3, 2011

Harold J. "Andy" Anderson

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Athena & John Noal

January 29, 2011

Dear Chris,

My thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this time. I still remember Andy's fun laugh and yes, he was the Senator.

Carolyn Gooden

January 5, 2011

Andy Anderson was the first person we met when we moved into our neighborhood. He seemed to remember everything and everyone. He was interested in people and in life. He loved his dogs Cookie and Emma and his wife, Chris. Our neighborhood will miss his good cheer. Our prayers are with you, Chris.

Nicole Sellers

January 2, 2011

Our prayers are with you!!
Nicole Sellers Landon and Jordan Bunch

John Blomquist

December 31, 2010

I am proud to say I knew Andy as a friend and as one of the kindest most intelligent people I have known. We worked and traveled together at L.M. Berry for several years. My heart goes out to Chris and family, as well as the many, many friends he made in life. He truly loved to meet new people and it wouldn't take long before he made another friend.

Kevin O'Sullivan

December 31, 2010

Andy was an incredible neighbor and will be missed by all of us. He knew everyone on his daily walking route with his dog Emma and was a true friend to many of us. Even our dogs will miss the vanilla wafer treats he gave them as he passed by. He was a great guy and will be missed by all of us Tiger fans.

Leigh Watkins

December 31, 2010

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Andy, Christine. My heart goes out to you. I hope the memories shared by family and friends will bring you comfort and a smile at this time. I will always remember his smile, competitive card playing, and his tender heart for children.
Love, Leigh Ann

Brian Guthrie

December 31, 2010

Chris and family:

I am deeply saddened to learn of Andy's passing. I worked with Andy (and Chris) at L.M. Berry many years ago, and have many fond memories. Andy was a kind-hearted gentleman ... we often referred to him as "The Senator".

Please accept my condolences.