Velma Anderson


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Originally Posted Online: April 03, 2014, 6:32 pm
Last Updated: April 05, 2014, 1:50 pm
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Velma W. Anderson, 85, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sherrard Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.
Velma was born on May 14, 1928, in Lamoni, Iowa, the daughter of Rutherford and Mary Hurst Shannon. She married Arlie "Shadow" Anderson on Sept. 6, 1955, in Iowa.
Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, gardening and bowling.
Survivors include her children, Denise Anderson and Christine (Kelvin) Hipkins, both of Milan; grandsons, Kyle Hipkins and Chad Hipkins; and sisters, Betty Kelly, Colorado, and Mae Forsberg, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brothers, Vernon and LeRoy Shannon.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.
















 



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