Obituary: Velma Jean (Gilbert) Anderson

Velma Jean (Gilbert) (Campbell) Andersen, 89, left this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Nov. 30, 2016. She was born in Wichita on June 4, 1927, to H. Nelson and Agnes M. (Payne) Gilbert. On June 2, 1952, she married Norman D. Campbell. To this union was born two children, Marjorie J. Campbell and David R. Campbell. Norman preceded her in death on March 21, 1969. On June 4, 1970 she married Erling G. “Gene” Andersen. He passed away on Sept. 7, 2014. She has been a resident of Kansas Christian Home in Newton, Kansas since his passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nelson and Agnes Gilbert; her brother, Guy Eddie Gilbert; both spouses and her son, David Campbell.

She is survived by a daughter, Marjorie “Marj” Campbell of McPherson; grandson, Jeremy D. Campbell of Kansas City, Mo; granddaughter, Angela D. Campbell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three great grandchildren, and many extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be at Kansas Christian Home, Newton, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, with Chaplin Diana Leaf officiating. Another service will be held at a later date at the First Christian Church, McPherson, with Rev. Lynn Scott officiating.

Memorials may be given to Kansas Christian Home, Newton; Kindred Hospice, McPherson; or an organization of donor’s choice in care of Petersen’s Funeral Home in Newton.