Edith Mary (DeWitt) Anderson, 96, of DowagiacPublished 5:54pm Monday, July 8, 2013
Edith Mary (DeWitt) Anderson, 96
Born: Dec. 6, 1916
Died: June 28, 2013
Edith Mary (DeWitt) Anderson, 96, of Dowagiac, passed away peacefully, surrounded by
family, Friday, June 28, 2013, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
Edie was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Whitehall, the sixth child of eight born to John and Ollie DeWitt. She graduated from Whitehall High School and Davenport Business College (now Davenport University).
She worked for the Department of Agriculture an ran the draft board for the Selective Service until her retirement.
She met Herb Anderson in Muskegon and they were married in Falmouth, Mass., in 1942 as he left for the war. She enjoyed knitting, cards, crafts, square dancing, tennis, bike-riding, golf and gardening. She was an active member of the Federated Church and was an active volunteer all her life. She was a devoted wife, mom and grandma, and always thought about other people and how to take care of them.
Edie is survived by: her devoted husband of more than 70 years, Herb Anderson; her loving daughter, Pam (Jack) Revette of Frankenmuth; her granddaughters, Robin (Steve) Fowler of Ann Arbor and Lynn (Jacob) Garcowski of Raleigh, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Pia Michelle Garcowski and Marshall Anderson Fowler; two sisters-in-law, Doris DeWitt and Elaine Schettle; and many very close nieces and nephews. Edie was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.
The service was held on July 1 at Yazel-Clark Funeral Home in Dowagiac. After the interment at Riverside Cemetery, a luncheon was served at the Lions Clubhouse on Bluebird Lane. Memorials may be directed to Federated Covenant Church. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Edie at www.yazel-clark.com.