Melissa R. Anderson

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Melissa R. Anderson, 48, of Branson, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

She was born Feb. 26, 1969, in St. Louis, the daughter of Jerry and Linda (Wells) Dunn. On Sept. 5, 2011, in Wheaton, she was united in marriage to Frank Anderson, who survives.

Additional survivors include: her mother, Linda Hile of Branson; three sons, Jimmie Ray Keeney of Branson, Adam Anderson of Marshall, and Ryan Anderson of Macon; one daughter, Jerica Lindsay Root and her husband Joshua of Miami, Okla.; one brother, Brad Dunn and his fiancť Amy Myers of Branson.

Preceding her in death were her father; two brothers, Dale and Christopher Dunn; stepfather, Richard Hile and a granddaughter.

She graduated from high school at VanBuren. She received her bachelorís degree in psychology from SMSU. She and Frank owned and operated Popís Place in Wheaton. Three years ago, she moved to Branson and became an advocate for Womenís Crisis Center of Taney County.

Services were held Sunday, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery South of Monett.

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