Darlene May Anderson was born on Feb. 6, 1939, in Tacoma, Wash., and went Home on April 10, 2018.

Darlene May Anderson was born on Feb. 6, 1939, in Tacoma, Wash., and went Home on April 10, 2018.
The daughter of Esther May (Frohmader) and William Wendell Cook, she married the love of her life for 57 years, 10 months and 19 days, James G. Anderson, at Gary, Ind., on May 22, 1960. As a military wife, Darlene followed Jim to his assignments in Germany (twice), Texas (three times), California and Maryland. She said she learned ‘whatever state she was in to be content’. (Phil 4:11) She worked as secretary for doctors’ offices, ward secretary for hospitals and nursing homes, and was manager of a supplemental health care agency in Tacoma, Wash., recruiting, hiring, and supplying RNs, LPNs, home health aides, and chore workers for hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors’ offices. She was also a church secretary.
Darlene and Jim were active members of the Gideons International where they served in local and state offices. She was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church. Her favorite verse was Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Survivors include her husband, James G. Anderson, Neosho; two sisters: Donna Fedor (Dennis), Lake Station, Ind.; and Diana Ostrander (Matt), Enumclaw, Wash.; and one brother, Wendell Cook, Indiana Veterans’ Home; four children: Kathleen D. Anderson, Neosho; Linda K. Uselmann (William), Webb City; William Kelly Anderson (Carmen), Shell Knob, Mo.; Ann R. Anderson (Thor), Frisco, Texas; eight grandchildren: Aimee Weaver, Joplin; James Tikunoff (Abigail), Friday Harbor, Wash.; Robyn Nguyen (Sean), Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Julia Hedges (Zeth), Nowata, Okla.; Corynne and Harold Anderson, Frisco, Texas; Carly and Kellen Anderson, Shell Knob, Mo.; and five great-grandchildren: Sean Weaver; Tai, Emma and Baby Nguyen, and Adeline May Hedges.  
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Lou Morgan of Puyallup, Wash.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018  at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, with Pastor Tom Cassady, II officiating and   Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
In lieu of flowers, Darlene requested contributions be made to the Gideons International for placement of Scriptures around the world that others may come to know Christ as Savior, or to Sweetwater Baptist Church, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.