Donna Lee (Carper) Anderson of Ayr, Nebraska passed away on Saturday April 15th, 2023, 10:00 am at home. Services will be Saturday April 22nd, 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church in Blue Hill NE with Pastor Bonnie Linton-Hendrick officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 21st from 1-8 pm with Family present from 5-7pm at Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill and 1 hour prior to service at the church. Memorials can be directed to the Blue Hill Community Foundation or the United Methodist Church in Blue Hill. The service will be live-streamed on Merten-Butler Mortuary’s website. To view the service, go to Donna’s obituary and click the play button towards the bottom of the page. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Donna was born on December 31st 1930 to LaVern I. Carper and Helen M. (Eggleston) Carper in Blue Hill. Baptized as an infant at the United Methodist Church in Blue Hill, Donna was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church. Donna Attended School at Blue Hill Community School Kindergarten through graduation. Donna Married Edward LaVern Anderson on December 24th, 1949 and started their married life in Pauline NE. To this Union was born Sandra Jean (Anderson) Glenn and Terry Lee Anderson, after a few years Randall Lee Anderson and Clayton Ray Anderson were brought into the family through adoption.
Donna taught Sunday school, was a cub scout leader, she sang in the church choir, member of the Blue Hill Community Foundation board, member of the Red Hat society, member of the United Methodist women WSCS, was an avid rock hound and member of several rock hounding clubs. Donna enjoyed painting on canvas, rocks, and sawblades. She enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband Edward. She enjoyed her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker.
Donna is survived by her husband, Ed Anderson of Ayr, NE; Daughter Sandy and husband Roger Glenn of Dorchester, NE; Sons, Terry of Lincoln, NE, Randy of Hastings, NE, and Clayton and wife Terese of Lincoln, NE; 12 grandchildren, Heather, Mark, Katy, Debbie, Christine, Leahh, Nikki, Teresa, Andrew, Johnathon, Jacob, and Joseph. 30 Great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Donna was preceded in Death by her parents Helen and LaVern; her sister and brother-in-law, Jennine (Carroll) Goll, and her nephew Richard.
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