Phyllis June Anderson

June 15, 1929May 16, 2013
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Phyllis Anderson, 83, of Van Buren died Thursday, May 16, 2013 in a local hospital. She was born June 15, 1929 in Edgemont, SD to the late John and Ethel Haun. She was a retired school teacher after 41 years in both Nebraska and Mountain Grove, MO, a member of the Butterfield Assembly of God in Van Buren; and helped her husband with the family dairy farm. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Anderson, a sister, Ferne Nyquist, and a son-in-law, Steve Farver.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Oliver and husband Darrell of Van Buren, Lynette Jones and husband Mark of Van Buren, and Mavonne LaRue and husband Jim of Ketchum, OK; a son, Michael Anderson and wife Debra of Mountain Grove, MO; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Selman, Jeff Farver, Jordan Jones, Kelsey Jones, Caleb Jones, Shane Anderson, and Shaun Anderson; and four great-grandchildren, Savannah Selman, Sabastian Selman, Drew Farver, and Luke Farver.

Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at Butterfield Assembly of God in Van Buren, with interment to follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Shane Anderson, Shaun Anderson, Jordan Jones, Caleb Jones, Steve Selman, Sabastian Selman, Jeff Farver, and Jim LaRue.

The family will visit with friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2013

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Kathy Talley

June 6, 2013

Lynette, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. She was always so very kind to me whenever I stayed over at your house in high school and also in my early years of teaching. I think of her fondly and will be praying for you and your family.

Norma Ogletree

May 23, 2013

I just heard about your loss and am very sorry. Phyllis was an inspiration to all of us who worked with her at Mountain Grove. I hope that soon your memories of the good times you had with your mother or grandmother will overshowed the sadness. I don't know if any of you remember me, but I still live in on the property on AD that we bought from Bob and Phyllis.

Niki Harrison

May 23, 2013

Nancy, so sorry to hear of the passing of your precious mom. I know you were so devoted to her and gave her the very best care possible. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and God Bless . . .

Donita Prock

May 23, 2013

"Mrs. Anderson" was so dear to me during my early years of teaching. I learned so much from her. She was a true example to follow regarding every aspect of life. Heartfelt sympathy to her family.


May 19, 2013

Our family is sorry for your loss, and we know that God will listen to your prayers and give you the strength during this difficult time, like Psalms 102:17 says "He will certainly turn to the prayer of those stripped of everything, and not despise their prayer."