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Linn County News

Published Sept. 26, 2018

Marie Ellington (Stiffler) Anderson, age 102, of Garnett, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the Residential Living Center in Garnett. She was born Sept. 21, 1916, near Centerville, Kan., the daughter of Clyde and Lou (McGee) Ellington. 

Marie married Wm. “Bill” Stiffler in 1933, and this union was blessed with three children, Barbara, Nancy and Phil. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1973, in a farm accident. She then married Claude Anderson in 1975; he preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1988.

 Marie and Bill owned the Stiffler Grain Co. in Centerville for 17 years.

She was a member of the Garnett First United Methodist Church. Marie was a former Worthy Matron of the Parker, Kan., Chapter of Eastern Star. In 1992, she received her 50-year Eastern Star pin and in 2017 her 75-year pin. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, painting and crafting. No matter how busy she always had time for family and friends. 

 She was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Lou Ellington; husbands Bill Stiffler and Claude Anderson; two brothers, Eldon Ellington and Arlo Ellington; two sisters, Leora Brownback and Audrey Drake; son-in-law Earle Stroup; stepson Rick Anderson; stepdaughter Emajeane (Jeanie); and grandson Tommy Welsh.  

 Marie is survived by her daughters, Barbara Welsh and husband Tom of Garnett, Nancy Dodson and husband Billy of Broken Bow, Okla., and son Philip Stiffler and his wife Lisa of Platte City, Mo.; stepsons Sonny Anderson of Garnett and Bob Anderson and wife Carolyn of Topeka; and stepdaughter Lauree Wright of Garnett. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, many step grandchildren, great grandchildren and several great, great grandchildren.

 A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel located at 219 S. Oak St., Garnett. The family will greet friends at a luncheon prior to the service beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Garnett United Methodist Church located at 205 S. Oak St., Garnett.

 Remembrances may be made in the form desired by family and friends.  You may send your condolences to the family at



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