Mrs. Abigail “Gayle” Anderson, 90, of Lake Wales, died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at her home.
She was born on June 1, 1922, in Marion Center, Penn., and married her husband, Emory A. Anderson, Sr., on Dec. 19, 1941.
They lived in Lake Wales from 1957 until 1964 and returned to Lake Wales from Punxsutawney, Penn., in 1986. She was a loving wife, mother, and a beautiful example of love and caring for her family.
She was a bookkeeper and a secretary alongside her late husband in their family-owned businesses.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Lake Wales Woman’s Club. Mrs. Anderson was an active member of the Methodist Church both in Pennsylvania and Florida where she sang in the choir and was a member of the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by her children Mary Beth McGill and her husband Jerry of Lake Wales, Emory A. Anderson Jr. and his wife Robin of Lakeland, Daniel R. Anderson and his wife Diane of Fredericksburg, Va., and Kathryn E. Allen of Monessen, Pa.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six sisters and one brother.
Her funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Phillip Short officiating. Interment followed at Lake Wales Cemetery.
Memorials of remembrance may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, Fla. 33823 or the Florida Methodist Children’s Home P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, Fla. 32728-6299.
Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is in charge of arrangements.