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Mary Olive Anderson

October 9, 1926 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Mary Anderson Obituary

Mary Olive Anderson, age 97, of Metropolis, IL, passed away on February 28, 2024. Mary was a lifelong resident of Metropolis, where she dedicated her career to education. After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and a Master's from Murray State University, Mary taught high school Physical Education and English until her retirement from Massac County School District in 1982.

Mary was an avid golfer and a lifetime member of Metropolis Country Club. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling and exploring new places. She was known for her love of golf and adventure.

Mary will be deeply missed by her nephews and nieces: Robert (Gillian) Anderson, III, of Marco Island, FL, John (Laurie) Anderson of Loxahatchee, FL, Linda (Jason) Dennis of Ballwin, MO, Lisa (John) Pea of Belleville, IL, eight grandnieces and grandnephews, ten great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

 She is preceded in death by her father Robert Anderson, mother Blanche (Peeler) Anderson, brother Robert Anderson, Jr., and sister-in-law Ruth (Dust) Anderson.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home, followed by funeral services from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM with Mary’s cousin, Reverend Robert Souders officiating. 

Contributions in Mary's memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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March 7, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960

Funeral Service
March 7, 2024

11:00 AM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601


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