Mary E. Anderson
March 24, 1933 – April 1, 2018
Mary Elizabeth Willis Anderson, 85, of Kokomo, passed away on April 1, 2018. Mary was born on March 24, 1933 in Toledo, OH to John and Lula Willis. She was a graduate of Scott High School in Toledo. She married Allen Anderson on February 2, 1955. Mary retired after 30 years of loyal service from Delco.
In addition to Allen, Mary is survived by her sons: Tony Willis and Brian Anderson; stepdaughter, Sheila Anderson; grandson, Devin Anderson; great grandchildren: Genesis, Americus and Trinity Anderson; siblings: John J. Willis, Jr. and JoAnn Willis Wellington. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; step son, Allen Anderson, Jr., siblings: Susan Willis Beavers, Robert James Willis, and Pearl Otto Willis. Mary lived a wonderful 85 years. She grew up in a loving family. Her family was small, but very close. Every Thanksgiving was really their family reunion. She met the love of her life, Allen Anderson, her husband of 63 years in a bowling alley. They bowled in tournaments and leagues for many years. Mary was a loving mother to her to two sons Tony Willis and Brian Anderson whom she enjoyed spending time watching football and movies. She watched many sports passionately. Tony and Brian would talk on the phone with their Mom for hours while watching Tiger Woods play golf, Venus and Serena play tennis, the “Black Widow” Jeannette Lee shoot pool, and the Indiana Pacers play basketball.
Mary and Al were members of Kokomo’s Kings and Queens Travel Club. Travel was another passion of Mary and Al’s. Their favorite traveling partners were her sister JoAnn and her husband Clifford who knew Al long before Mary and Al ever met. The couples traveled everywhere together vacationing all over the United States especially Hawaii and then onto Europe, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. One of the their highlights was dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Their most memorable vacation was a two week cruise aboard the Princess cruise line ship which happened to be the Love Boat from the TV series.
- Visitation Service Saturday, April 7, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, April 7, 2018
Mary E. Anderson
April 7, 2018
I saw Mary 2-3 times a week. She was usually one of the first people I saw on Wednesday afternoons and I loved seeing her smiling face. Mary enjoyed music, she told me she didn't like to sing but she enjoyed listening to songs from the 1950's and 60's. I would sing her a song whenever I saw her or play a song for her. She would say "That is beautiful". I am glad she was part of my life . My thoughts are with her family.