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Mary Lou Anderson

Mary Lou Anderson

Mary Lou Anderson, age 69, of Quincy, IL, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Mary Lou was born January 4, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois to Lawrence and Marie Klauser. She was one of twelve children and to hear her tell the story, five minutes older and wiser than her identical twin sister Marcia Hilbing.
She married the love of her life William "Bill" Anderson May 10, 1969 in Quincy, IL.
Mary Lou was loved and respected by everyone that had the privilege of knowing her. She was beautiful inside and out. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet, simple and caring demeanor that won the hearts of many. Her constant nurturing love and faith in God served as an example we should all aspire to achieve. Her signature smile will never be forgotten. She was our north, our south, our east and our west.
Mary Lou was a renowned world traveler who especially loved going on cruises with her husband Bill. Her most treasured cruises were in 2006, 2013 and 2016 when her and "Papa Bill" were able to take the entire family with them. It was not uncommon for Mary Lou and Bill to have multiple cruises booked years in advance much to the liking of Royal Caribbean International. They have already sent their sincere and deepest regrets.
Her love for family was second to nothing throughout her life. Her husband Bill, 11 brothers and sisters, four children, nine grandchildren and countless "honorary" grandchildren who knew her as Grandma Anderson were the center of her world. She loved and protected them passionately. She could be found on any given day attending the various events the grandchildren participated in. Sporting events, Pom-Pon, Dance Recitals, Quiz Bowl or any other event that afforded her the opportunity to crow like a rooster about the successes of her beloved family.
These final words are an inadequate expression of the sorrow we feel in our hearts with the passing of Mary Lou. She meant so much to so many and each person who was fortunate enough to have known her will forever remember the legacy she has left.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: HER FOUR CHILDREN: Brian Anderson and his wife Jeanne; Christie Jones and her husband David, Kevin Anderson and his wife Laura; Ashley Anderson along with her fiancé Brad Dixon.

Mary Lou is also survived by her siblings: her twin sister Marcia Hilbing and her husband Tom, Connie Roan and her husband Charles, Larry Klauser and his wife Kathy, Donna Wild and her husband Lenny, Joe Klauser and his wife DeAnna, Michael Klauser, Linda Dietrich, Roger Klauser and his wife Debbie, Jim Klauser and his wife Carol, & Nancy Klues and her husband Bill.

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Charles Klauser.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church or to Blessing Behavioral Center. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Carol Ragar Leckbee
Bonita spr, FL
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Keep all in prayers I have great memories of Mary Lou from st Francis and Notre Dame . My son Todd played quincippi. Soccer with Brian for the moose . May the lord guide you thru this difficult time
From:
Nan and Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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Our prayers are with Bill and his family over the loss of Mary Lou. She is now at peace. Jesus is smiling that she is home.
From:
Al & Carol M.
Quincy, IL
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Words cannot express adequately how sorry we are to learn of your loss. The entire family has & will be in our prayers.
From:
Carolyn Bailey
Quincy, IL
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We are so very sorry for the loss of Mary Lou. She definitely was a supporter of all her grandchildren’s events. She was very nice and sweet and a real pleasure to talk with. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. May she continue to be present in your hearts and memories.
From:
Susan Peters
Quincy, IL
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She was radiant and her love for her family was beautiful.
She will be deeply missed by many.
From:
Pam Deege Buxman
Hortonville, WI
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I hung out with Mary Lou and Marcia at Notre Dame. I am so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for all of the family!
From:
Duane and Debbie Long
Quincy, IL
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Our condolences, thoughts and prayers to your entire family. May God bring you peace and comfort during this extremely difficult time.
From:
Vickey Haxel
Quincy, IL
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My heart is so heavy for all of you—- a very special family, I love you all❤️.... Rest Mary Lou
From:
"Toot "and Jan Ewalt
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Bill and family, We have been praying for all of you thru this past week. As hard as it may seem, your faith in God and your memories will get you thru this tragic time. We are SO, SO very sorry for your loss. God bless !
From:
Mike Hutmacher
THE VILLAGES, FL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of your loss, "Andy". May you find peace in knowing that she is at peace.

Mike & Barb Hutmacher
From:
John Stegeman
Falmouth, MA
Comments:
Dear Bill,

My prayers are for you and Mary Lou. She was always such a sweetheart when we would meet at reunions. I am so sorry, Bill.
From:
Roger Fox
Pittsfield, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. May God give you all comfort and strength.
From:
Lois Brinks Heath
katy, TX
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My condolences to Bill and your family in this loss of Mary Lou. I never knew her, but but it sounds like she really enjoyed her life in her family. May she rest in peace now and may God wrap his arms around her and your family in Love and Mercy. Lois
From:
Ellie Hubble
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Prayers for you & all the family. The good Lord will see you through this very emotional period. It is very difficult to lose the love of your life. I can speak from experience. Peace be with you.
From:
Dave & Genie Watkins
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Harry and Joan McKinney
Springfield, IL
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From:
Harry and Joan Mckinney
Springfield, IL
Comments:
Sending our deepest sympathy to Bill and family. We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you, and your family,
From:
Anna Marie Schieferdecker
Rushville, IL
Comments:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so very sorry for your loss. Retired Sheriff Don & Anna Marie Schieferdecker
From:
Bill & Debbie Greving
Camp Point, IL
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We are praying for peace and healing for your family. We fondly remember our time together at QND soccer events.
From:
Delores Herren
Ocala, FL
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Bill,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and strength during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
Comments:
Bill and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. There truly aren't proper words to use. I will pray that HE gives you the strength you need in the days ahead and that HE will fill your hearts and minds with only the wonderful memories you shared together as a family. God Bless
From:
Dee & Vernon O'Brirn
Durham, MO
Comments:
Bill and family we are so very very sorry about the loss of Mary Lou.Prayers are being sent your way. With love and prayers to all.
From:
Lyndle & Glenda Wedding
Quincy, IL
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Our condolences and prayers to your family. So sorry for your loss.
From:
Michael Murphy
AURORA, IL
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Bill, I am sorry sorry to hear about the passing of Mary Lou. I know when I heard about it I was stunned. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. May Mary Lou rest in peace.