Mary Elizabeth Anderson, 83, of Commerce passed away in Joplin Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was born on September 13, 1933 in Miami to Wayne and Neva (McCoy) Anderson. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and socializing. Mary graduated with the Miami High School Class of 1952. She was a longtime member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Miami. She was preceded in passing by her parents Wayne and Neva and a brother Robert E. Anderson 

Survivors include nephews Wayne Anderson and his wife Janet of Oklahoma City and Thomas Anderson of Miami.

Graveside services are 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Miami with Father Carl Kerkemeyer officiating. Services are under the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Miami.

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