Ruth Constance Knapp Anderson, 87, of Raytown, MO. died Sunday Nov. 15, 2009. Ruth was born Feb. 5, 1922 in Edina, MO. the twin daughter of Mary and Joseph Knapp. She taught school for 1 year in Kirksville, MO before moving with her sister to Kansas City to work at Remington Arms.
She married Willis Anderson on April 12, 1947. After WWII she and Willis settled in Independence, MO, where they started their family. Their 54 years of marriage took them to Kansas City where she worked for Sears. She and Willis retired in 1982 to their home at the Lake of the Ozarks where they were members of St. Patrick’s Shrine Catholic Church. She moved to Elliott Place in Raytown, MO. in 2001 where she played Bridge with the many dear friends she had met and traveled with.
She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Janet and John Barker of Littleton, CO., Mary Ann and Bobby Burleson of Springfield, MO., and Connie and Brian Mann of Lee’s Summit, MO; two sons and their wives Dick and Joyce Anderson of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Tim and Sherri Anderson of Independence, MO; one brother P.J. Knapp and two sisters Josephine Karhoff and Ruth her twin Rita Fessler; grandchildren, Ryan and Adam Barker, Brett and Allison Anderson, Eryn Scally, Ashly Ahlstrand, Lindsey Burleson, John Mann and Melissa Irwin and Josie Mann, Megan Anderson and Courtney Anderson and 7 great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Raytown, MO. Burial Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation was at the McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 6-8 PM with the rosary at 7:30PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions to Vitas Hospice of Independence, MO.
Arrangements are under the direction of McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home 11924 E. 47th St. Kansas City, MO 64133; phone 816-353-6555.