Lynda Lee Anderson

Lynda Lee Anderson

Lynda Lee Anderson
November 11, 1941 – April 17, 2018
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 76

Lynda Lee Anderson, 76, of Oskaloosa died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born November 11, 1941, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of John P. and Grace Williams Reece.

Lynda graduated from Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1959. Following High School, she attended the University of Iowa and William Penn College.

Lynda was united in marriage to Dale Harter. To this union two children, Scott and Amy, were born. Lynda and Dale later divorced.

Early on Lynda worked for many years as a Teacher’s Aide in the Washington, Iowa School District. Following her work at the school, she went to work as an assistant at an optometry office and later Washington Realty in Washington. Last she worked in the Washington County Clerk of Court office. She retired from there in 1996.

On August 19, 1996, she was united in marriage to Gordon Anderson in Oskaloosa. She and Gordon shared many great times together, she always looked forward to trips to the Lake of the Ozarks and Friday night “date night” with Gordon and friends.

Lynda was a great team member, helping her family support organizations they held dear to their hearts. She enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. The commitment she made to caring for her mother as she aged is what allowed her mother to stay in her home until she passed. She loved children and especially looked forward to visits from her grandchildren. She also looked forward to attending her grandchildren’s events.

Her family includes her husband of nearly 22 years, Gordon Anderson of Oskaloosa; two children and their spouses: Scott (& Leanne) Harter of Nevada, Iowa and Amy (& Rick) Giardino of Kirkwood, Missouri; five grandchildren: Amanda Harter, Meredith Harter, Rhett Harter, Grant Giardino, and Olivia Giardino; two step daughters: Kim (& Kevin) Lowry of Oskaloosa and Traci Overbergen of Oskaloosa; four step grandchildren: Nicole Smith, Sarah Overbergen, Jordan Lowry, and Collin Lowry; her sister, Cindy (& Mark) Walker of Oskaloosa; her brother, David (& Eileen) Van Gorp of Marion, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Charles Van Gorp.

A memorial service will be held Friday, April 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa with Reverend Don Stribling officiating.
As was Lynda’s wish her body has been cremated.
Burial of the urn will be in the Friends Cemetery in New Sharon. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin Thursday morning after 10 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 5-7 Thursday evening to greet friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to J.D.R.F. or Stephen’s Memorial Animal Shelter.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lynda Lee Anderson please visit the Bates Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.



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