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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Flora J. Anderson

  • Flora J. (Farnsworth) Anderson, 80, of Salina, beloved wife of E. Dale Anderson, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.
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  • Flora J. (Farnsworth) Anderson, 80, of Salina, beloved wife of E. Dale Anderson, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. She was born Jan. 4, 1933 in McPherson, daughter of the late W.E. and Dorothy (Mosing) Farnsworth.
    Flora was a homemaker and volunteer for many years in both McPherson and Salina. Flora later worked at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, where she became a friendly and familiar face to the community for over 10 years. Flora then dedicated the following 10 years to St. Francis of Salina before retiring.
    Flora loved gardening, reading and sewing, but her greater joy was a fun game of cards with Dale, family and friends.
    Flora was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wayne Farnsworth and David Farnsworth; and brother-in-law, Dennis Anderson.
    Survivors include her husband, Dale of 62 years; two daughters, Karen Collins (Bryan) of Clyde Hill, Wash., and Dalene Anderson of Lenexa, Kan.; six grandchildren, Matthew Collins, (Kim and son, J.T.) of Seattle, Wash., Chris Tomassian (Morgan) of Annandale, Va., Sarah Collins of Seattle, Wash., Caitlin Collins of Clyde Hill, Wash., Ashley Tomassian of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Leah Tomassian of Lawrence, Kan.; two great-grandchildren, Cadence Collins of Seattle, Wash., and Ryan Tomassian of Annandale, Va.
    Flora was deeply loved by her brothers and sister-in-laws, Carl Farnsworth and wife Sharon of Waco, Texas, Terry Farnsworth and wife Nancy of Murrells Inlet, S. C., Dennis Farnsworth and wife Beth of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-laws: Shirley Farnsworth of Lafayette, La., Pat Farnsworth of Richmond, Va.
    She will also be missed by Dale's brothers and sister-in-laws, Loren Anderson (Karen) of McPherson, Betty Anderson of McPherson, Larry Anderson (Eva) of Ridgley, Miss., Royce Anderson (Judy) of McPherson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
    The family would like to thank the countless caring health providers at Presbyterian Manor, Salina Regional Health Center and Hospice of Salina, who took such loving care of Flora. We are forever grateful.
    A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina. There will be no viewing as cremation was chosen.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tammy Walker Cancer Center, 511 S. Santa Fe, Salina, KS; Hospice of Salina, 730 Holly Lane, Box 2238 Salina, KS; Immanuel Lutheran Church, 255 S. 7th, Salina, KS  67401.
    For more information or to send an online condolence, visit www.carlsonfh.net or on Facebook.
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