Flora J. (Farnsworth) Anderson
Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home
Flora J. (Farnsworth) Anderson, 80, of Salina, beloved wife of E. Dale Anderson, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013. She was born January 4, 1933 in McPherson, Kansas, daughter of the late W.E. and Dorothy (Mosing) Farnsworth.
Flora was a homemaker and volunteer for many years in both McPherson and Salina. Flora later worked at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, where she became a friendly and familiar face to the community for over 10 years. Flora then dedicated the following 10 years to St. Francis of Salina before retiring.
Flora loved gardening, reading, sewing, but her greater joy was a fun game of cards with Dale, family, and friends.
Flora was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Wayne Farnsworth, David Farnsworth; and brother-in-law, Dennis Anderson.
Survivors include -
Husband: Dale of 62 years
Two daughters: Karen Collins (Bryan) of Clyde Hill, Washington
Dalene Anderson of Lenexa, Kansas
Six grandchildren: Matthew Collins, (Kim and son, J.T.) of Seattle, Washington
Chris Tomassian (Morgan) of Annandale, Virginia
Sarah Collins of Seattle, Washington
Caitlin Collins of Clyde Hill, Washington
Ashley Tomassian of Scottsdale, Arizona
Leah Tomassian of Lawrence, Kansas
Two great-grandchildren: Cadence Collins of Seattle, Washington
Ryan Tomassian of Annandale, Virginia
Flora was deeply loved by her brothers and sister-in-laws:
Carl Farnsworth and wife Sharon of Waco, Texas
Terry Farnsworth and wife Nancy of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Dennis Farnsworth and wife Beth of Dallas, Texas
Sister-in-laws: Shirley Farnsworth of Lafayette, Louisiana
Pat Farnsworth of Richmond, Virginia
She will also be missed by Dales brothers and sister-in-laws:
Loren Anderson (Karen) of McPherson, Kansas
Betty Anderson of McPherson, Kansas
Larry Anderson (Eva) of Ridgley, Mississippi
Royce Anderson (Judy) of McPherson
Numerous nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends
The family would like to thank the countless caring health providers at Presbyterian Manor, Salina Regional Health Center and Hospice of Salina, who took such loving care of Flora. We are forever grateful.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina.
There will be no viewing as cremation was chosen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tammy Walker Cancer Center, 511 S. Santa Fe, Salina, Kansas; Hospice of Salina, 730 Holly Lane, Box 2238 Salina, Kansas; Immanuel Lutheran Church, 255 S. 7th, Salina, Kansas 67401.
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