Helen Bernice Anderson, 82 of Holden, Missouri passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri.
Helen Bernice Suffal was born September 26, 1926 in Amsterdam, Missouri, the daughter of William Henry Suffal and Hazel P. Arnold Suffal. She was united in marriage to Elmer L. Anderson on January 23, 1942 in Clinton. The couple made their home in Clinton prior to moving to Holden in 1960. Bernice was employed with Holden Coin-O-Matic Laundry for several years. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Holden and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary #5844. She enjoyed crocheting, making doll clothing and afghans, quilting and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Francis Brillhart of Kingsville and Helen Jean and Harmon McKnight of Holden; a son and his wife, Mike and Joyce Anderson of Pleasant Hill; a sister, Hazel Willene Billie Scrogham of Clinton; (9) Grandchildren; (13) Great Grandchildren and (5) Great-Great Grandchildren. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer on July 18, 1980 and two sons, Robert Lee Anderson and Butch Anderson.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden with Reverend Jeremy Redhair of the New Hope Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Holden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be great grandsons, Chris Tucker, Nick Heiman, Nathan Heiman, Chad Jolley, Brandon Jolley, Tyler Warren, Dalton Woods, Ryan Anderson and Noah Cooper. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Per Bernice's wishes, contributions may be left to the Laura Brillhart Benefit Fund in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net