Marilyn Anderson

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Marilyn Leigh Anderson was born March 2, 1936, at McCook, Nebraska to Clifford and Laura Mac (McKibbin) McNeil.
After her father was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1937, Marilyn and her brother Clifford moved to Oregon to live with their aunt while their mother, Mac, attended nursing school.  
Marilyn and Clifford were reunited with their mother in 1941, when she was hired as a nurse in Imperial.
Marilyn graduated from Chase County High School with the class of 1954. On Aug. 25, 1954, she was united in marriage to Charles Anderson at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Garber, in Imperial.
To this union three children were born. They made their home on a farm near Imperial, where Marilyn was busy homemaker and mother.
Marilyn was a member of the United Methodist Church of Imperial. She taught Sunday school for several years. She loved reading books, working crossword puzzles, scratch tickets and spending time with family.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Clifford McNeil and Laura (Mac) Garber and step-father Harry Garber.
Marilyn passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the Chase County Community Hospital.  She was 84 years of age.
Survivors include, husband, Charlie, of Imperial; daughters Peggy Smith of Imperial, Betty Lee (Ed) of Imperial; son  Ron Anderson of Imperial; grandchildren Jarod Smith, Jamie Jussel, Holly Lempke, Nicole Lee; step-grandchildren Tiffany Jameson, Patrick Lee; seven great-grandchildren; and brother Clifford McNeil of Riverside, California.
Graveside Services were held Wednesday, May 6. 2020, 1:00 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, With Rev. Melody Newman officiating.
A memorial has been suggested to the Anderson Family for a future designation.
Online condolences may be left at
Liewer Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.


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