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Ruth Fay Anderson

July 13, 1919 October 21, 2017
Ruth Fay Anderson
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Ruth Fay Anderson

Ruth Fay Anderson, of Rolla, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the age of 98.

She was born in Hillsboro, MO on July 13, 1919 to the late Landon and Pearl (Baker) Schubel.

On December 10, 1938, she married Lee Nels Anderson who preceded her in death on September 6, 1987 and to this union, three sons were born.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Ella C. Moehlenkamp and her twin sister, Ruby May Anderson.

Ruth and Lee were the owners and operators of several business’ in the Rolla and St. James area over the years. They included J & J Café, Town House Pancake Shoppe as well as Days Inn of Rolla. Both were involved in the Order of Eastern Star, St. James Chapter #235, where Ruth served as Worthy Matron. Ruth stated this was one of the best parts of her life. Ruth is currently a member of Rolla Chapter #176.

Ruth was a lover of classical music and taught piano to many Rolla students through the years. She was very proud that music was an important part of her sons’ lives. She was also an active member of the Rolla Area Music Teachers Association, promoting music and scholarships to the Rolla area.

Ruth was a active longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Rolla where she volunteered her talents serving in a number of roles including choir member for 40 years, Sunday School Teacher, WMU, and many committees assisting others in her quite manner. She was an active volunteer at PCRMC for many years. Ruth was also an avid reader and enjoyed spending time at the Rolla Public Library.

She will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes three sons, Jerry Lee Anderson and wife Joanne, of St. Joseph, MO, James Nels Anderson and wife Carol of Savannah, GA, and Robert Ray “Bob” Anderson and wife Jo Ann, of Rolla, MO.

Ruth was overjoyed with her five grandchildren Leanne Davis and husband Tim of St. Joseph, MO, Chris Anderson and wife Rhonda of Savanah, GA, Jeff Anderson and wife Leslie of Evans, GA, Stephanie Airoldi and husband Tony of Lake Saint Louis, MO and Dena Phelps and husband Cody of Denver, CO. and her five great grandchildren; Rachel, Ryan, Ella, Alexander and Remington. She also leaves other extended family members and dear friends.

A Celebration of Life service for Ruth Anderson will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service Saturday beginning at 10:30 am.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Rolla Area Music Teachers Association Scholarship Fund or to the Rolla Public Library.

Online condolences may be offered at

All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.

Monday, October 23, 2017 3:30 PM

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