Harmon County Funeral Home
417 East Broadway
Hollis, OK 73550
Verda Jean Anders, age 89, of Hollis, passed away Wednesday night, July 17, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
Verda was born in Eldorado, Oklahoma on February 27, 1924 to James Wilfred and Effie Mae (Freeman) Richeson. She grew up in the Eldorado area and attended school at Lewis Hill, where she graduated in 1940. After high school, Verda attended Southwestern University in Weatherford, Oklahoma and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education. On October 5, 1946, she would marry Dennis L. Anders and they would spend the next fifty-six wonderful years together, before his death in 2003. She worked as the secretary at the First Baptist Church in Mangum for six years before moving to Hollis in 1966. After moving to Hollis, Verda began teaching 3rd and 4th grade at the Arnett schools, where she taught for twenty years before her retirement. Verda was an active member of the First Baptist church of Hollis and did volunteer work at the Hollis Hospital. In her free time, Verda enjoyed sewing, embroidering, cooking, playing dominoes with the Garrison’s and loved being with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Melvin Richeson, Verda is survived by her sister Dorothy Crozier; two children, Ginny Carol and Mike Koch of Tulsa and Mike Anders of Mangum; six grandchildren, Chauna McCall of Tulsa, Julie Mason and husband Chris of Tulsa, Joshua Anders and wife Jill of New York, Michaela Parks and husband Damien of Moore, Sky Dilbeck and husband Jeff of Moore, and Sunny Kersh and husband Micah of Edmond; ten great-grandchildren, Jimi McCall, Madison McCall, Marley Parks, Max Dilbeck, Landry Dilbeck, Campbell Dilbeck, Jones Dilbeck, Creed Kersh, Rinn Kersh, and Jude Kersh; special nieces and nephews, Jimmy Crozier, Diane Crozier, Debbie Crozier all of Eldorado and Charla Jo Whisenant of Illinois; Curtis and Mona Boone, special friends who watched out for after the death of her husband along with many more relatives and close friends.
Funeral services for Verda Jean Anders will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 22nd, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Hollis with Tim Tutten officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home.
Online tributes may be made to the family at www.HarmonCountyFuneral.com