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Elaine S. Anderson

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Elaine S. Anderson Obituary

HILLSDALE - Elaine S. Anderson died peacefully at home in Hillsdale on July 1, 2016. She was born on October 11, 1925 in Chicago to Elmer and Olga (Anderson) Sell and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1947. In 1951 she married Harvey A. Anderson Jr. and he survives. Also surviving are three children, Douglas (Vickie) Anderson of Rapid City, S.D., Jane (Wayne) Hill of Jackson, and John of Hillsdale; and one grandchild, Eric Anderson of Las Vegas.

Elaine worked as a police reporter in Chicago, as a textbook editor in New York and as a history teacher at the University of Toledo for many years while she completed her graduate work. She received her Ph.D. in 1974. In 1975 she became one of Toledo's first Equal Employment Officers, a job she held until the family moved to a farm in Camden Township in 1978. Elaine taught high school completion courses at Camden-Frontier school and also served one term on the school board. She was librarian in the tiny Montgomery Library for twelve years.

After moving to Hillsdale in 1994, Elaine volunteered in a number of areas but her most recent work was for the restoration of Mrs. Stock's Park, a project she really enjoyed. Anyone wishing to remember Elaine with a memorial can send it to the City of Hillsdale, (Mrs. Stock's Park Committee) for the continued development of the park.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Hampton Funeral Home – Hillsdale, 517-437-0605.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on July 5, 2016
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