Barbara A. Anderson

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.



  • Dana Jonas Posted February 21, 2017 10:59 am

    Julie – I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your mother will be missed. May your family find comfort and strength in the coming days. With love, Dana

  • Tracy Roan Posted February 21, 2017 11:48 am

    Julie, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  • David Lanthorn Posted February 21, 2017 1:53 pm

    So sorry to read of your loss.

  • Sue Van Doren Posted February 21, 2017 7:15 pm

    Julie, I am so sorry for you loss.

  • Mary Lutz Posted February 21, 2017 9:25 pm

    Julie , Sorry to read about your Mother’s death in the paper today. You and your family are in my prayers. .

  • Matt Warner Posted February 22, 2017 11:49 am

    Julie. So sorry for your loss. Prayers with you and your family.

  • Gregg Kupfer Posted February 22, 2017 12:46 pm

    Had Jimmy in class and coaching basketball at Cathedral. Mrs. Anderson was always very supportive of the team and the high school. Saw Jimmy last at Steve Sutera’s funeral. Say hi to my brother Pud in heaven, Mrs. Anderson. Respectfully-Coach Kupfer

  • Debbie Russell Posted March 1, 2017 8:18 pm

    I am so so sorry. I was out of town and just got back in town and saw she had passed. Barb was always one of my very favorite people. I enjoyed her so much and we shared so many memories of her family and although I never really met them all I feel like I knew them. I am so sorry I was not able to attend her funeral but know that I loved her very much and am so glad I was able to get up and see and talk to her.

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