Willard L. Anderson, 79, a longtime Rushville resident, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in Indianapolis.
Willard was born April 9, 1933 in Connersville to Clarence and Susie (Wildridge) Anderson. He lived in Connersville and Rushville his entire life. Willard was a 1951 graduate of Harrisburg High School.
Willard worked several places over the span of his life. He was a “jack of all trades.” He worked as an attendant at several service stations in Rushville, worked for McQueary Block and helped at Eckart Electric several years as an electrical assistant. Willard always had his pockets full of wrenches and different tools. He was a lifetime member of Rushville Eagles Lodge #2036.
He is survived by his sisters, Maxine and husband Hersel Hoffman, Esther and husband Kenneth Kavanaugh, Joy and husband Ted McQuinley, Karen and husband Shelby Rowe and Penny and husband Lewis Wilhelm, all of Connersville. Willard is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Milton York and James Anderson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Moster Mortuary in Rushville where friends are welcome to visit after 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Ted McQuinley will preside and cremation will follow services. Burial will take place at a later date in Lick Creek Cemetery in Fayette County.