Erma J. Anderson, 83, left this earth for heaven on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Erma was born to Ed and Claudie Benefield in Enigma, Georgia and raised in Bartow, Florida where she attended Summerlin High School. Erma moved to Bedford, Indiana in 1955.
She was primarily employed in the personnel department at Central Foundry, General Motors Corporation, for 28 years. Erma and Donald G. (Buck) Anderson, her husband of more than 40 years, moved to Florida in 1995 where they have resided at Villages of Country Creek in Estero and the Tanglewood Community in Sebring, Florida.
Those who knew Erma found her to be outgoing, fun-loving and filled with kindness. Erma enjoyed singing karaoke and in church choirs. She also performed in several talent shows, plays and musicals in the Tanglewood area. Watching and playing golf was a favorite pastime for Erma.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Hunter B. Jones. Remaining to keep her memory alive are numerous friends; husband Buck; children, Scott Lewis (Connie), Debra Lewis Tyree, Cindy Lewis Coapstick (Marc), Dave Lewis, Jr. (Kim), Brad Anderson and Tammi Misamore (Jackie); grandchildren, Michael Lewis (Erika), Caleb Jones (Maggie), Paige Stuhrenberg (Brian), Glenn Coapstick, Casey Lewis, Cody Lewis, Jeremiah and Judd Anderson, Kelsey Tiedje (Bill), Sammie Anderson and Stephanie Misamore.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Lanie and Ethan Jones, Cruz Lewis, Jennings Jones, and Brock Stuhrenberg. Erma’s sister, Edna Iola Kern (husband Paul, deceased), continues to live in Bedford where her two children, Ray Kern (Susie) and Paula Teague (Ken), also reside with many of Erma’s nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life service will take place on Dec. 1, 2018 at the Bedford, Indiana American Legion.