Dr. Ernest H. Anderson

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dr. E. H. Anderson, 90, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada. E.H. was born May 8, 1925, in Dexter, Ohio, to Clarence Leroy and Desta (Halliday) Anderson. He was united in marriage to Patricia D. Gaines on Dec. 31, 1973, in Unionville, Mo., and she survives of the home.

E. H. was raised in Ohio and graduated from the Rutland, Ohio, High School. Following high school he served in the United States Navy during World War II. After his service years E.H. returned to Ohio and attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, graduating with a degree in medicine. He then continued his education and received his degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. E.H. began his medical career practicing in the St. Louis area for a time before coming to Nevada in 1976, where he continued to practice at Nevada State Hospital until his retirement in 2007.

E.H. was a member of the First Christian Church, in Nevada, where he served as an Elder. He enjoyed reading, especially the Bible, and was also involved with the jail ministry here in Nevada. E.H. was a member and Past Master of the Osage Masonic Lodge No. 2003.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, survivors include three children, Kathy Gebric and her husband, Steve, Mackinaw City, Mich., James Anderson, Detroit, Mich., and Sherrie Brown and her husband, Tim, Advance, Mo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille Weisenborn, Maple Heights, Ohio, Gladys Fisher, Sabrina, Ohio, and Grace Furbee, Columbus, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Gaines, Wappapello, Mo., and Richard Gaines and his wife, Flo, Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, at the First Christian Church, in Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Platt officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park. The family will receive friend from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Ferry Funeral, in Nevada.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the First Christian Church, in Nevada, or the Gideon's in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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