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Daisy Clark02/07/2005
Daisy Lurine (Clark) Anderson was born on April 18, 1926 in Harvey,
Iowa. She was one of four children born to Violet Lurline Lancaster and Marvin Otis

Daisy grew up in the Tracy area and attended McMillen County School and Tracy
Consolidated School. She graduated from Knoxville High School in 1943.

On March
17, 1945 Daisy was united in marriage to James William Anderson in Knoxville. To
this union, four children were born. Daisy worked at the local overall factory and
ran her own upholstery shop. Jim and Daisy farmed for several years.

In 1963 Jim
and Daisy started Midwest Business Forms Supply, which they operated for over 30
years. Jim’s brother, Loren “Andy” Anderson joined the business in 1971. In her
later years, Daisy attended the local farmers’ market and various craft shows. One
of Daisy’s greatest joys was meeting and visiting with people at these events.

still made candy to sell during the holidays. The family especially remembers her
fudge, peanut brittle, and fruit bread. Sewing and crocheting were Daisy’s special
hobbies. Daisy was a very warm and accepting person who welcomed everyone into her
circle of friends. She was a very positive and upbeat person, which made her a
pleasure to be around.

Daisy was an active member of Christ’s Church in Knoxville.
In the early years the family always went to visit Daisy’s parents in Arizona for 2
weeks every year at Christmas. There are lots of good memories of the desert and

The family also took various trips to see interesting things. They frequently
took Jim’s parents to Florida to visit with Elaine. After Jim’s death Daisy continued
to take tours to see various parts of the country they were not able to visit together.

Daisy Lurine Anderson passed away on Monday, February 7, 2005, at St. Luke’s Hospital
in Jacksonville, FL at the age of 78 years, 9 months, and 19 days. She was preceded
in death by her parents, her loving husband, Jim, of 42 years, and one brother, John

Those left to mourn her passing are one daughter and her husband, Elaine
and Donald Straitiff of St. Augustine, FL; three sons and their wives, Gary and
Dolly Anderson of Knoxville, Larry, and Donna Anderson of Des Moines, and David and
Kim Anderson of Knoxville; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several steps
grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Robert
and Barbara Clark of Sun City West, AZ, and Fred and Marjorie Clark of Texarkana,
TX; one brother-in-law, Loren “Andy” Anderson of Knoxville, and five nieces and nephews
as well as various other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life was held for
Daisy Lurine Anderson on Saturday, February 12, 2005, at Williams Funeral Home at
10:30 a.m. with Pastor Tony Miller officiating.
Daisey Clark
Interment was in Gosport Cemetery
in rural Marion County, Iowa. Janet and Wayne Westberg and Jim Kidder provided music. Musical selections were “Beyond the Sunset”, “Going Home” and “How Great Thou Art”.
Casket bearers were Aaron Anderson, Mike Clark, James Jelsma, Allen King, Bill Mendenhall
, and Richard Ridlen. Honorary casket bearers were Kerri Kay Anderson, Lance Anderson
, and Leah Miles.

Memorials in her memory were given to Christ’s Church in Knoxville.
Williams Funeral Home handled the arrangements.