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Kate Anderson

Sunday, November 18th, 1945 - Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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J. Kathryn “Kate” Anderson
1945 – 2020

Cameron, MO- J. Kathryn “Kate” Anderson, born November 18, 1945 in Macon, MO passed away unexpectedly at her residence in Cameron, Mo on April 22, 2020. Kate was the beloved wife of W.A. Andy Anderson. They have been happily married for 56 years.
She is survived by husband W.A. Andy Anderson of Cameron, MO, identical twin daughters, Tamara (Anderson) Penraeth of Aurora, Colorado, and Tara (Anderson) Painter of Glenwood, Iowa, a grandson Nathan Painter, age 12 and a granddaughter Tabitha Penraeth age 11. Kate is also survived by her sisters, Carolyn McCartney of Osborn, Mo, and Janice Wolff of Warrensburg, MO., and brother Robert Hamby of Monroe, North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Angela Marie Anderson who died at birth, her father Robert M. Hamby and mother Georga Hamby.
Kate started as an EMT on the North Harrison Ambulance District in Eagleville, MO. in 1976. She became a paramedic and started working for the Rev. Noel T. Adams Ambulance District in Bethany, MO. She became Assistant Manager and on January 1, 1985, Kate became the Manager for the Rev. Noel T. Adams Ambulance District until January 1, 1992. She Managed the Adair County Ambulance District in Kirksville, MO from 1995 through 1998 and then, because of health issues, she retired.
She received many recognitions and honors for being an outstanding EMT-Paramedic. She received a plaque at the State EMS Management Conference on October 30, 1997 for being an outstanding leader. She was a loving wife, mother, and Grandmother. She averaged reading at least one book a week and sometimes more than that. She loved flowers and was very fond of her cats.
Private service will be held Saturday April 25, 2020 at the Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, Mo for family, friends and classmates. A celebration of life will be held later date. Memorials may be made to the Cameron Library.
Arrangements under the direction of Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO. For online condolences visit
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    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 3:00pm
    Poland-Thompson Chapel
    222 W. Third
    CAMERON, MO 64429
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    Private services for family, friends and classmates.


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Brenda Brown

Posted at 04:54pm
Kate was a sweet lady, loved her stories and she loved her family so much. So sorry!

Joyce Schrimsher

Posted at 11:40am
On my first day of enrolling as a new junior at CHS, Kate was the first to offer to share lockers. We shared times at Clawson’s drug store after school, drinking chocolate cokes, running from the old school to downtown in the snake parade at homecoming, decorating the class float by pushing paper napkins through chicken wire, cheering at football and basketball games in our black pep club uniforms, and equally despising the green PE uniforms. Kate was smart, funny, and loved to ‘stir the pot’. Years later, our class began gathering in Cameron to catch up, starting quarterly, and finally on first Friday’s every month. She Liked her decaf coffee hot and occasionally a Tangueray. She will be very missed. I regret having to miss the services today, and very much look forward to celebrating her life at a later time.

Michael Poland

Posted at 10:50am
Andy, so sorry for your loss.

John Klamert

Posted at 06:00am
Kate gave me my first job as an EMT back in the mid 1980's at NTA Ambulance. Very nice lady. My condolences to the family. John Klamert.

Tara, Bill, and Nathan

Posted at 07:52pm
I was lifted up on Angels' wings, And through the Heavens soared. When I came upon a brilliant light, I found it was my Lord. Time to rest.
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