Joe Westly Anderson

Joe W. Anderson, 90, of Independence, Missouri, passed away in the early AM of February 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia and youngest son, Bill. Joe is survived by four children, Mike, Dave, Mark and Brenda (Kelly). Born and raised in Oklahoma, Joe married his high school sweetheart, enlisted in the Navy and graduated from University of Oklahoma. Not long after, opportunity presented itself by way of his brother. Jack got a job working for a major oil producer. Joe moved his family to Kansas City where he worked for AMOCO as a civil engineer up into retirement. Joe and Sylvia were able to travel and see many places. Sylvia developed alzheimer’s and Joe spent a decade serving and taking care of his wife until she passed away in 2008. Your children and their children, your fellow workers, and those not mentioned, will all miss you. Good bye… look what you do…These tears fall for you.

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  1. Becki Edwards on February 15, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Iam Sorry For Your Loss My Prayers Are With You Becki

  2. Amanda Anderson on February 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm


  3. Amanda Anderson on February 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    RIP…. You will live on in my everyday! Love you grandpa Joe.

    Amanda Anderson
    Mark Anderson’s daughter

  4. Beth (Anderson) Lee on February 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Know he’s not suffering any longer. He lived a full life and left children and grandchildren who cared about him. My condolences to all his family. May God bless everyone richly to carry on.

  5. Venita Kelley on February 17, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I will miss Joe at family gatherings at Brenda’s home. Always enjoyed conversations with him. My condolences to each of the family members.

  6. Karen Wise on February 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Anderson family….so sorry for your loss. Joe was a good father and wonderful husband. He will be missed. R.I.P.Joe.

  7. Tina Trometer on February 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Joe for what a wonderful care taker he was for Sylvia. No one could have done as good as Joe did. I remember being at my sisters and was always welcome at Joe’s home.I pray you children will always remember how selfless your father was always there to give and help his children He blessed each of you all so much. Rest in peace now Joe your work in done.

  8. Dave and Janet Anderson on February 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Joe you were a stubborn man and had many quirks, but you did have a caring heart. I will never forget the many years you cared for Sylvia by yourself. When Sylvia passed away you cared for Bill for many months. After Bill passed away, I could see your body and mind slipping away like you had completed your job here on earth. Joe you did complete your job here on earth and your did a good job. I will always remember the stories you would tell me about growing up on a large farm as a child. I enjoyed it so much. I will also remember stories you told me about things happening to you and Sylvia and you would be so serious and I got the best laugh out of it. You never saw the funny side of life.
    Joe you did the best you could do and the best you knew how, now I hope you, Sylvia and Bill are rejoicing in heaven. Dave and I love you and will miss you!

  9. Mike Priest on March 2, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I have very fond memories of Joe Anderson, Joe was always very kind and supportive to me during the early years when Mark and I were in Boy Scouts. Joe and Sylvia produced 5 amazing offspring’s. You all are very gifted and talented. I know it was time for Joe to go to his final home. He will be missed,
    May God Bless your family.
    Mike Priest

  10. Keith Anderson on July 11, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I wish I had gotten to know Joe, my grandfather. And I wish he had gotten to know his great grandchildren Haley and Will. Was thinking about him today so I left a message.
    Keith Anderson

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