Marianne Anderson was born on January 21, 1930 in Oregon, Missouri to Frank Miles and Lula May (Huiatt) Sipes.

Marianne graduated from Oregon High School in 1948, and then attended Northwest Missouri State Teacher’s College. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse.

In 1950 she married John Lyle Anderson, and they became parents of two children, Christi Lane and John Scott.

Marianne and John had several businesses through the years, primarily as motor home dealers east of Manhattan, Kansas. They traveled extensively over the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

One of the highlights of Marianne’s life was their 50th anniversary event where most of those attending also had attended their wedding.

Marianne passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at a North Kansas City hospice at the age of 90.

Proceeding her in death was her husband, John, in 2004; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Alice Sipes; and brother-in-law, Robert Whipple.

Survivors include her children, John Scott (Deirdre) Anderson of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and Christi (John) Hester of Liberty, Missouri; brother, Larry (Nancy) Sipes of Quincy, Illinois; sister, Peggy Whipple of Spring, Texas; six grandchildren, Sharla (Dave) Testorff, Heidi (Brett) Boatwright, Jeff (Heather) Hester, Elizabeth Benfante, Chloe Anderson, and Sophie Anderson; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020, 11:30 am, Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon. Family will greet friends one hour prior to services. Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials: Maple Grove Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be left at

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