Barbara A. Anderson
Sep 1, 1932 – Feb 17, 2017
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 22nd from 5pm to 7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 11:15am at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Josie Harper Hospice House.
Barbara Ann Anderson was born on September 1, 1932, in Meservey, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Bertha (Kelch) Oberhelman. She was raised on a farm in Hancock County, Iowa. She attended school in Corwith, Iowa, graduating from high school in 1950.
On September 29, 1951, Barbara was united in marriage to Lyle Anderson. Barb and Lyle moved to Omaha, Nebraska and raised their family, but Barb remained a proud Iowan for the rest of her life.
Barbara enjoyed bird watching, playing cards, cooking, gardening, and traveling. In her later years, she attended her grandchildren’s sporting events and activities in eastern Nebraska. In 2014, she attended her oldest grandson’s high school graduation in Beavercreek, Ohio.
Barb died on Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Jim Anderson (Shalisa) of Omaha, Nebraska; daughters, Susan Smith (Jerry) of Weeping Water, Nebraska, and Julie Ratcliffe (Bruce) of Beavercreek, Ohio; five grandchildren: Kevin Ratcliffe, Ryan Smith, Zack Smith, Amanda Smith, and Marissa Anderson; brother, Henry Oberhelman (Anita); brother-in-law, Bob Anderson (Marcie) Anderson; a niece and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyle, on October 7, 2012; and her son, Paul.