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Debbie Anderson

Debbie Anderson, 45, passed away Jan. 25, 2013, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She was born March 30, 1967, in Fort Scott. Debbie graduated from Burlington High School in Burlington then attended Emporia State University. She married Scott Anderson in 1990 in Emporia then moved to Hutchinson in 1991. Debbie worked at Walmart in Hutchinson for several years. While the children were small, Debbie had the opportunity to work at Central Christian Preschool and later moved on to being a homemaker. Debbie blessed many people in Hutchinson, ranging from senior citizens to many small children through work and in life.
Survivors include husband Scott Anderson; two sons, Ryan and Tyler Anderson; father, Ralph Dozer, Moran; mother, Carol McAnulty, Iola; brother, Mike Dozer and his wife Karen, Erie; grandmother, Dorothy Robinson, Iola.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Point Church, Westbrook Campus, 2005 N. Hendricks, Hutchinson, with Pastor Dustin Busick officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery, Mildred. The casket will remain closed. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Preschool and Child Care in care of the mortuary. Visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave condolences for Debbie’s family.

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