Gloria Mae Anderson (nee Lindemann) of St. Peters, Missouri, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2024, at the age of 80. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, John Hemming Anderson; daughter A. Kay Anderson, of Milledgeville, Georgia; sister, Carol Dennett of Plano, Texas; as well as nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Laura (Gerling) Lindemann; brother, Richard Lindemann; sister, June Weatherford; and brother-in-law Robert “Bob” Dennett.
Gloria was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. She graduated from Lutheran High School Central in 1961. She and her husband John were members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in O'Fallon, Missouri, since the early 1970s, and much of their life centered around the church. Gloria was a leader in the Holy Cross Ladies Guild, including serving as the guild's president for nearly two decades. She regularly attended zone, district, and national Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) events; participated in LWML fundraising efforts, such as serving lunch for the O'Fallon Rotary Club meetings; and volunteered for service projects ranging from printing Braille Bibles to tying quilts. She and John enjoyed participating in Holy Cross's "Just Older Youth" (JOY) group, and each year they looked forward to assisting with the church Christmas decorations.
Gloria also enjoyed camping and traveling throughout the state of Missouri, shopping for clothes, and walking each day at the local mall. She spent years building and furnishing a beautiful dollhouse and enjoyed attending community events. She followed the St. Louis Cardinals and had an affinity for White Castle hamburgers. Gloria began each day listening to KMOX radio and then completed the word jumble in the daily paper.
In recent years, Gloria was a resident of the Villages of St. Peters Memory Care. The family extends their sincerest thanks to the Villages’ staff for their excellent care and assistance during that time and, especially, during the COVID pandemic and the last weeks of her life.
Services will be conducted at a later date.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, O'Fallon, Missouri, https://www.hcross.com.