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Carnie Anderson

Carnie Wayne Anderson was born on March 15, 1934 in Ellston, Iowa. His parents were George and Lena Anderson. He graduated from Ellston High School in 1951. Carnie assisted his father in farming and business until entering the U.S. Air Force in 1956. After his discharge from the military, Carnie purchased the Ellston Elevator from his father and worked with grain, feed, seed and fertilizer.

On November 21, 1958 Carnie was united in marriage to Joyce Richards at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union was born two sons, Marte in 1959 and Corbe in 1962. He was a proud grandpa to Ryan, Kristina, Cortne, Cody and Nicholas; and the proud great grandpa to Aria.

Carnie would later own and operate a farm equipment and parts depot know as Anderson Supply Company. He served as District Manager for Vermer Farm Equipment. The family all worked together to sell, service and repair the bailers. He also owned and operated farms in Ellston and Lamoni. Carnie earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration at Graceland University in 1967. He served on various public boards and committees in the county. He was an Elder in the R.L.D.S. Church and he spent much of his time in service to the Lord and fellow man.

In 2000, Carnie and Joyce moved with their son Corbe to Oklahoma City, OK and purchased what was known as Anderson Travel Plaza. They made Oklahoma their home until 2010, when they moved to Arkansas. Carnie and Corbe purchased land there and resumed farming again.

Carnie and Joyce spent 30 winters in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, with many dear friends and precious memories!

Carnie passed away July 20, 2017 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Joyce; children Marte and Corbe; grandchildren Ryan, Kristina, Cortne, Cody and Nicholas; great grandchild Aria; brother Quentin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lena.

Memorials are to the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards in Joneboro, Arkansas.

Graveside Services: 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Lamoni, IA

Visitation with family present: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mon, July 24 at the Armstrong Funeral Home - Mt. Ayr, Iowa

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery - Lamoni, IA

Memorials: Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards in Jonesboro, Arkansas

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I am so sorry to hear of Carnie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have so many fond memories of Carnie and Joyce at Casa del Valle. He will be missed.

Corky Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to you, Joyce, and your family. I will always remember Carnie as a very patient and caring person -- he was a great teacher as I had him for business classes at Grand Valley. I also remember that he was pastor at the Bloomington Congregation for a few years. We loved our association with you and your family. I remember stopping by your house one time when we had an older youth activity at Ellston. So many good memories. Prayers of comfort for you and your family.

Linda Fisher Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Carnie's passing. As a young person in small town Ellston, I remember Carnie as always having a smile and being very soft-spoken. Carnie was the epitome of the words friendly and caring. He liked people and enjoyed visiting with all ages! Our sympathy to you, Joyce, the boys, and grandchildren. Carnie was a Godly man who loved the Lord and will now be with Him. Raymond and Donna Shields

Donna (Hosfield) Shields Jul 24 2017 12:00 AM

We remember our neighbor, Carnie, for always having a smile on his face. He was a kind man with a great sense of humor. We will miss him. We offer heartfelt sympathy in friendship, hope in prayer, and peace in love. Our condolences.

Ron & Karen Aul Jul 22 2017 12:00 AM

Corbe, Joanne and I are so sorry about your dad. He was quite a guy! Thinking of you and praying for you snd your family. You know wgere I am if you need me for anything. David

David and Joanne Gamble Jul 22 2017 12:00 AM

He was my shorthand and business teacher at Grand Valley in Kellerton, IA. He was always kind and never seemed to get impatient or frustrated with his students. He was a favorite of mine. Condolescences to his family.

Sherry Jackson Hancock Jul 21 2017 12:00 AM

His obit never said anything about his teaching. He taught at Grand Valley in Kellerton in the late60s and early 70s. He was one of my favorites. He taught business classes. I will always remember him. Loved his smile.

Linda (Nichols) Burton Jul 21 2017 12:00 AM