Neville Audrey AndersonDecember 9th, 2020
Neville Audrey Anderson, 91, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020, at Heisinger Bluffs Nursing Home in Jefferson City due to Coronavirus-related complications. Neville was born on February 23, 1929, in Centertown, Mo., a daughter of Mike and Edith Wilson. She was married on April 20, 1948, in Sedalia, Mo., to William C. Anderson, who passed away in 1996 in Jefferson City. Neville and Bill enjoyed 47 happy years together. Shortly after World War II, they moved from mid-Missouri to southern California, where Bill worked as a carpenter, eventually becoming the project director of the construction of Disneyland a job he held for more than a decade. In 1965, Andy was born in Santa Monica, Calif. Neville was a devoted wife and mother. She took great pleasure in cooking and spending time with her husband and son and making their home a wonderful place to be one filled with love, music and laughter. She and Bill had a large circle of friends during their time in California and Neville and her girlfriends especially loved to go out to lounges to hear live music in the booming Los Angeles scene of the 1960s. In 1975, Bill moved the family back to Centertown, Mo., working in construction for several years until his retirement in the early '80s. They were briefly members of Centertown Baptist Church. Bill and Neville enjoyed spending time at home with their son and being close to their nieces and nephews who lived in the area. In 1983, Andy graduated from Jefferson City High School to attend Georgetown University. He then moved to New York City, where he had a career as a producer, musician and DJ for three decades. Neville loved visiting New York City in the '90s and '00s. Andy and Rusty took her to dozens of Broadway shows and took great pleasure in sharing meals with their beloved mother at some of the best restaurants in the world. Three years after Bill's passing, Neville met Lloyd McNew. They were a couple for almost 20 years until his passing in 2019. Lloyd gave Neville a rare second chance for companionship, love and fun. Andy and Rusty are grateful for his presence in her life in her later years. In 2017, a series of strokes made it necessary for Neville to move to Heisinger Bluffs. Andy and Rusty would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the incredible group of hardworking professionals there. It was Neville's home for three years and the loving care that the staff gave was above and beyond the call of duty. Finally, Andy and Rusty would like to thank Neville's niece, Timmie Cliburn of California, Mo. Timmie contributed so much to her aunt's final years and all of the help and love she gave will never be forgotten. She is survived by her son, William (Andy) Anderson and his husband Rusty Ruble. Neville was preceded in death by four siblings: Robert Wilson, Pete Wilson, Maxine Siegel and Nadine Cliburn. Neville was buried in a private ceremony last week in Centertown. The family plans to have a celebration of her life at a future date when it's once again safe to have a large gathering. Donations may be made in her name to Doctors Without Borders. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.