Aileen Anderson, 90, was born February 25, 1925 in St. Mary’s KS to George and Dora Allen. She died on April 9, 2015 at Scottish Rite Park in Des Moines.
Aileen lived in Rossville, KS and Topeka, KS before moving to Des Moines. She graduated in 1943 from Topeka High School. She met Bill, the future love of her life, while working at the ‘five and ten cent’ store when he was going through Naval orientation. Aileen worked in the home offices for Santa Fe Railroad and was a bookkeeper for many years at Office Supplies, Inc. until her retirement.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and PEO Chapter HX. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, playing cards, traveling and most of all, she cherished time with her family.
She will be missed by her husband of 68 years, William ‘Bill’; sons, Peter, Robert ‘Scoop’ (Lucy) and James; daughter, Nancy Hall; 6 grandchildren; Ian (Cassi), Maggie (Nick) Dau, Katie, Allen, Alyssa and Breanne; 3 great grandchildren, Layla, Lilyana and Kaiden; brothers, Archie (Ivajean) Allen and Dale (Charlotte) Allen and her sister, Doris (Eldon) Roberson. She was preceded by her parents; brothers, Vincent and George and her sister, Laura.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. at Iles Funeral Homes-Dunn’s Chapel. Private graveside services will be held a Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Life at Scottish Rite Park or Westminster Presbyterian Church.