MARTINSVILLE ---- Frances R. Anderson, 78, of Martinsville, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at her residence.
Born July 5, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of William and Olive (Roach) Veatch. On Dec. 23, 1956, she married Richard E. Anderson.
She had been a teacher with the MSD of Indianapolis. She was raised in Greene County and a 1945 graduate of Bloomfield High School. She graduated from Findlay College in Findlay, Ohio, with a degree in Elementary Education. Her last teaching position was in Indianapolis and she had taught at several other schools prior to that. She was also a substitute teacher for the MSD of Martinsville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Martinsville, but attended the Morgantown United Methodist Church. She was a member of The O.E.S. 217, where she was Past Matron, and she was secretary for the Morgan County Hospital Guild, of which she was Volunteer of the Year in 2001.
Survivors include: her husband Richard E. Anderson, Sr. of Martinsville; a son Richard E. Anderson, Jr. of Worthington; two daughters, Lynn Thompson of Mt. Airy, Md., and Sue Wells of Martinsville; three brothers, Lee Veatch of Martinsville, Jim Veatch of North Manchester, and Bernard Veatch of Bloomfield; four granddaughters, Kelsey Anderson, Valissa Thompson Porter, Victoria Thompson, and Joanna Wells; and five grandsons, Ricky Anderson, Veston Thompson, Vance Thompson, Jason Wells, and Johnny Wells.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Edward Veatch and a sister Dorothy Mills.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Costin Funeral Chapel, 539 East Washington St., Martinsville, with the Rev. Cheryl Garbe and the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Nebo Memorial Cemetery at Martinsville.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. There will be an O.E.S. service Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan Hospital and Medical Center Guild.