Gay Maureen (Westbrook) Anderson

Melby Mortuary

Mankato, KS


Gay Maureen (Westbrook) Anderson, 77, of Mankato, Kansas, was born on July 20, 1936, in McPherson to Ben and Thelma (Merrick) Westbrook, and went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2013, at the Jewell County Hospital, Mankato, Kansas.

Gay graduated from Canton High School and Bethany College with degree in Bachelor of Arts in 1958.

She was united in marriage to Don W. Anderson on August 18, 1957, at the United Methodist Church, in Canton. To this union three children were born – K.B., Tracey, and Tim.

Gay taught art in Concordia, Montrose, and Mankato, Kansas.

After she and Don retired, they loved to travel and visit their grandchildren. Gay was a member of the North Central Kansas Art Association (NCKAA), Prairie Winds Gallery in Grand Island, Nebraska, and on the board for Autumn Art Workshops in Halsey, Nebraska.

Gay was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by -
Husband of 56 years: Don of the home
Children: K.B. and friend Brenda Martin Zimmer of Arkansas City, Kansas
Tracey and husband, John Knack of Pleasant View, Tennessee
Tim Anderson of Pittsburg, Kansas
Grandchildren: Jennifer Anderson
Lance Anderson
Ben Knack
Anna Knack
Kenzia Knack
Great-granddaughter: Jordyn
Sister: Benna and husband, Howard Wasson of Maple Hill, Kansas
Special daughter-in-law: Amanda Anderson
Host of other relatives and friends

Memorial services for Gay M. (Westbrook) Anderson will be Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at the Harmony United Methodist Church, Mankato, Kansas, with Pastor Gerry Sharp officiating.

The second memorial service will be Sunday, August 25, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Olsons Funeral Home Chapel, Canton, Kansas.

Inurnment will follow in the Canton Cemetery, beside Gays parents.

The family suggests memorial to: Harmony United Methodist Church – Mankato, United Methodist Church – Canton, or Jewell County Hospital Long-term Care – Mankato.

Online condolences can be left at www.melbymortuary.com.

Melby Mortuary, Mankato, Kansas, and Olsons Funeral Home, Canton, Kansas, were in charge of arrangements.

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