Dorothy “Glenda” Anderson

Dorothy “Glenda” Anderson, 81, passed away December 2, 2015 at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence, KS. She was born April 8, 1934, in Madison, KS, daughter of Floyd “Lloyd” Jesse and Onie Alberta (Allen) Phillips. Glenda moved with her family to Russell, Kansas in 1941 and attended the Russell schools, graduating in 1952.

She married Donald Dean Hall in 1955. They later divorced. Glenda and Verl Anderson were married on January 26, 1975. They moved to Abilene in May of 1976 and Verl passed away on March 26, 2010.

Glenda worked as an Administrative Secretary at Asbury Hospital (Salina Regional Healthcare Center) in Salina for 15 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Abilene, Beta Sigma Phi, and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Survivors include a son, Mark Hall of Topeka; daughter, Debbie Rhoton (Bob) of Lawrence; step-son, Doug (Brenda) Anderson of Belton, MO; step-daughter Vicki (Steve) Cathey of Casper, WY; two granddaughters, Lindsey (Corey) Ingram and Leslie (Daniel) Staren; step-granddaughter, Carrie (Matt) Tomc; step-grandsons Brian (Kim) Cathey and Justin (Jamie) Cathey; two great-grandsons, five step-great grandsons, and one step-great granddaughter; brother, Donald (Norma) Phillips; sister, Nancy (Joe) Farni; two nephews and five nieces, additional relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Pat Webb.

Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and a memorial service will be held at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First United Methodist Church of Abilene, KS and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family would like to thank Dr. Luke Huerter and his staff, Grace Hospice and Presbyterian Manor for their kindness and excellent care.

8 Condolences

  1. Charles and Margaret Willson on December 5, 2015 at 11:29 am

    We were so sorry to hear about Glenda. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  2. David Schwartz on December 5, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Although I have not seen Glenda since a long ago high school reunion, I will always remember her and her family. We were neighbors in Russell when we were in our pre-teens. Glenda’s family always had vacation bible school in their home in the summers. There is where I learned more about Jesus and learned prayers and bible verses that I remember to this day. I will always remember Glenda and her brother Don. God bless you.
    David Lee Schwartz

  3. Allyn Elliott (Margaret Stangle) on December 5, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Debbie and Mark- so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a wonderful lady.

  4. Juania and Don Ball on December 6, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Loving thoughts with wonderful memories of a sweet lady that always made you feel good with her bubbly spirit. Glenda was so beautiful in spirit and beauty. We are all blessed to have such great memories of times spent together with her and her family. Love to the family.

  5. Betty Boxberger on December 6, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Sad to hear of Glenda’s passing. Back in the 50’s we worked in offices close together. She was sweet then and same when we would see her now and then thru the years. She and Verl came to several of our RHS Class of ’51 reunions. Both very nice people. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. – Betty & Dean Boxberger

  6. Thomas Kanard on December 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    To Bud,Mark,Debbie, and cosch Anderson’s family. I was very saddened to her of Glenda’s passing, but know she’s in a better place. She was one of my very first friends when I moved to Russell in 1949, and have some fond memories of hrr, her family, and the rest of the Assembly of God’s “gang” and will never forget the good times shared by all. God bless all of you.
    Sincerely Thomas J Kanard

  7. Dolores Y. Earnest on December 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I was sorry to read in the Russell paper about the passing of Glenda. She was a dear friend for many years. I will miss her emails and updates on her family. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prays at this sad time. May God hold you in the palm of His hands. Dolores Y. Earnest

  8. Gay Harlowe on April 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I have lost a member of my Kentucky Allen family, even though Glenda and I had not been able to find the genealogy connection. I enjoyed our conversations and just found her obituary tonight that explains why she had not responded to my e-mail about Kansas and Kentucky basketball in the NCAA. She was a beautiful lady.

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