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Nellie Jane Anderson

August 15, 1927 — December 14, 2016

Nellie Jane Anderson age 89 of Fairfield, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Sunnybrook Assistant Living, Mt. Pleasant, IA.

Visitation for family and friends will be 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, December 16, 2016 at Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 am, Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Behner Funeral Home with Reverend Joseph Phipps officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Hospice Compassus. Cards and memorials can be mailed to: Patti Beauchamp, 809 Allen Court, Westfield, IN 46074.

Nellie was born August 15, 1927 in Cedar Rapids, IA to Lester and Edna (McIntire) Zillman. She married Merle E. Anderson July 16, 1950. They celebrated 51 years of marriage before he passed away September 24, 2001.

Nellie lived most of her life in the Fairfield area. She owned and operated “Nellie’s Beauty Shop” in the late 50’s. Nellie loved keeping her house immaculate and loved to cook, bake and would fix 3 meals a day. She loved spending time with family and having her granddaughters around meant the most to Nellie. Some of her interests were embroidering, sewing and collecting bells.

Nellie is survived by her two children, Michael Anderson of Bay Harbor Islands, FL and Patti (Dennis) Beauchamp of Westfield, IN; two grandchildren, Alysha (Joe) Reisner of Gowen, MI and Lindsey (Reza Massoumi) of Mykonos, Greece; and one sister, Doris Christopher of Cabot, AR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Edna Zillman; her husband, Merle Anderson; and one brother, Robert Zillman.

On-line condolences can be made to the family at:


Friday, December 16, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory
203 S. Main
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:30 AM

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory
203 S. Main
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

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