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Laurean Anderson

May 23, 2020

Obituary

Laurean Anderson was born on November 11, 1935, in Okolona, Arkansas, and went home to be with the Lord on May 23, 2020.  Laurean graduated from Wilson High School in Malvern, AR, in 1954.  Her life’s journey led her to Springfield, MA, in 1962.  Even after moving to Springfield, she kept her southern charm. She was affectionately called “Muh” by her children and many people that knew and loved her because of her genuinely loving spirit.  Laura, as she was also known, offered a helping hand and opened her door to family, friends, and strangers.  Her unintentional, off-the-cuff humor was a joy for her children who recall her one-liners that could always make them laugh.  She was simultaneously sweet and no nonsense.  Laura loved to sing and shared her love of singing with the Lord.  As a member of St. John’s Congregational Church, she sang in the choir for many years.  Laura was also a faithful weekly volunteer at St. John’s Friends Place, which served and cooked meals for the community.  Laura loved to socialize and was an active member of Mason Wright Senior Citizens Center.  Laura worked at Moore Drop Forge before leaving for Titeflex Aerospace and then spent the next ten years providing service to customers at JCPenney.  It was her exuberant spirit that made her stint as a customer service representative a perfect match.  Laurean leaves four children to cherish her memory.  Melvin J. Robinson of Oakland CA, Vickie Anderson of Somerset, NJ, Constance Anderson of Chicopee, MA, and Kevin Anderson of Springfield, MA.  She also leaves a brother, Paul Anderson, and a sister, Dr. Bobbie Rennix.  She is pre-deceased by her brother Shelbert Anderson and sister Zela Otey.  She also leaves two aunts Elia Sorrells and Berthia Woods.  She is survived by seven of her eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews who loved “their” Muh very much, as well as a host of other family and friends.  A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday June 3rd at Harrell Funeral Home, followed by a graveside celebration, honoring her life, at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Park Cemetery in Springfield.

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