Marguerite Anderson



A gentle, kind and gentle soul left this earth on October 21, 2021 and went to his eternal home in heaven with Our Lord Jesus Christ. Margaret Anderson, 104, of Stonewood, WV passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Patricia, with whom she resided. Margaret was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Magdalene Husovsky; husband, Elmer (Tugboat) Anderson; brother, André; two sisters, Mildred (Jim) Connell and Marian (Rex) Hunt; stepfather and stepmother, William and Emma Anderson; and her sister-in-law Cosby (Ray) Strittmatter; and nephew, Thomas Hunt. Margaret was born in Clarksburg, WV on October 15, 1917. She attended Holy Rosary Elementary School and Washington Irving High School. After graduation, she was employed by the Hazel Atlas Glass Company in the decoration and packaging department. It was here that she met her future husband, Elmer Anderson. They were married on July 3, 1941. The only time they were separated was while he was in the Army Air Corp and served in Europe and Africa for 3 years. Margaret continued to work to support the war effort and her family. Margaret and Elmer have been married for 61 years. Margaret was very proud of her Slovak heritage. She loved polka music and made ethnic dishes, such as perogies, halupki (cabbage rolls) and patties. Margaret and her sister Marian loved making walnut rolls for their church bake sale. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church until it closed in 1984, then became a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Stonewood. Margaret will always be remembered as a loving and caring good friend and mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She is survived by three children and their families: her son, David (Olga) of Stonewood; son, Richard (Carol) of Bridgeport; and her daughter, Patricia Anderson of Stonewood; five grandchildren: Martha (David) Bains of Homewood, AL, Dr. John D. Anderson and wife Dr. Andrea Greenfield of Bedford, NH, Colonel Marie Anderson, JAG, serving in Stuttgart, Germany, Chris (Leigh) Anderson of ‘Irwin, PA, and John B. (Allison) Anderson of Bridgeport; and six great-grandchildren: Mallory, Lydia, Owen, Evan, Emily and Julsie Anderson. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews and her loyal Golden Retrievers, Nellie and Macie. Special thanks to WVU Medicine Hospice for their professional services. In her final days, she was fortunate to benefit from the compassionate care and love of her caregivers Alexis Cox, Aubrey Stutler and her niece Dianne Lau. The family would also like to thank their doctors, Dr Lauren Tomes, Dr Brad Franz, Dr Hank Murray, Dr Michael Hazey and Dr Blake Epling for the excellent care they provided to Margaret. No public visit will take place. A Christian funeral mass will be held at the Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours Catholic Church on Saturday October 23, 2021 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Sainte-Croix cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions can be made in Margaret’s memory at WVU Medicine Hospice, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330; Humane Society of Harrison County, 2450 Saltwell Road, Shinnston, WV 26431; or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Expressions of sympathy can be directed to the family at A service from Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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