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Bertha Marie Anderson,age 86, of Knox City, MO, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in the Lewis county Nursing Home in Canton, MO.

She was born September 5, 1925, at Newark, MO, the daughter of Mont and Lizzy Mae Morgan Corbin. She was united in marriage to Charles Edward Anderson in 1940 at Newark, MO and he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Ronald Lee Anderson, sisters, Anna Doris Corbin and Helen Irene Kitson, two brothers, Dale and Junior Corbin, four grandsons, twin boys and Carl and Kevin Dewayne Anderson, two step grandsons, Bobby and Steve Hawkins, a son-in-law Ronald Hawkins and a half sister Leona Lindsey.

Surviving are seven children, Cecil Anderson and Barb Doyle of Canton, MO, Robert Anderson and friend Cheryl of Knox City, MO, Shirley Marie Hawkins of Knox City, MO, Kevin Anderson of Bowling Green, MO, Dorothy Wolter of Knox City, MO, Delbert Anderson of Williamstown, MO, and Debbie Kincaid of Knox City, MO, twenty-five grandchildren, many many great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, five half brothers, Frankie Corbin and Ann of Leavenworth, KS, Jackie Corbin of Ohio, Mont Corbin of Lewistown, MO, LeRoy Corbin and Kathy of Hurdland, MO, Dean Corbin of Ohio, one half sister Georgia Edwards of Rutledge, MO, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bertha was raised in the Newark, MO area where she received her education. She owned and operated a Liquor Store (B & D Liquors) in LaBelle, MO for several years, worked at Davis Clever in Quincy, IL, and worked till her retirement at the Senior Center in LaBelle. She loved family, flowers, cooking, crocheting, reading, riding around the countryside and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in LaBelle, MO.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Reverend Sandy Browning officiated the services. Burial was in the Knox City Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons, Bobby Anderson, Joshua Anderson, Travis Anderson, Brandon Wolter, Dusty Anderson, and Richard Hawkins. Honorary bearers will be LeRoy Corbin and Bobby Strange.

Memorials may be made to the Bertha Marie Anderson memorial fund. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.