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Abigail “Gayle” Anderson, 90

February 21, 2013

Mrs. Abigail “Gayle” Anderson, 90, of Lake Wales, Florida, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at her home.

She was born June 1, 1922, in Marion Center, Pa., and married her husband, Emory A. Anderson, Sr., on Dec. 19, 1941.

They lived in Lake Wales from 1957 until 1964 and returned to Lake Wales from Punxsutawney in 1986.

She was a loving wife and mother and a beautiful example of love and caring for her family.

She was a bookkeeper and a secretary alongside her late husband in their
family-owned businesses.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Lake Wales Woman’s Club.

She was an active member of the Methodist Church both in Pennsylvania and Florida, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her children, Mary Beth McGill and husband Jerry of Lake Wales, Emory A. Anderson, Jr. and wife Robin of Lakeland, Fla., Daniel R. Anderson and wife Diane of Fredericksburg, Va., and Kathryn E. Allen of Monessen, Pa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and a brother.

Visitation will be held today, from 1 p.m. until her funeral service begins at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Lake Wales, Fla.

Interment will follow at Lake Wales Cemetery.

Memorials of remembrance may be made to the Florida Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, FL 32728-6299.

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