Cambrian Assisted Living, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. She was born February 24, 1925 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Harlan and Adelia (Emerson) Wheeler. On June 4, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minn. she married James L. Anderson. Emily graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota with a degree in Fine Arts. She worked as the office manager at Tecumseh High School, and retired in 1991. Emily was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh for many years and currently was a member of Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh. She was a member of the Tecumseh Garden Club. Emily was an artist and enjoyed knitting, rug hooking, cooking and baking.
Emily is survived by her husband of 63 years, James; one daughter, Kimberly M. (Paul Martin) Anderson of Alexandria, Va; two sons, James L. Anderson, Jr. of River Falls, Wisc. and Jeffrey W. (Kathleen) Anderson of Onsted; one sister, Nancy Doseff of Locust Grove, Va.; seven grandchildren, James, Emily, Kennice, Kelsey and Kristen Anderson, Tricia Martin-Owen and Daniel Martin; many nieces and nephews and one cousin. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Emerson (Buzz) Wheeler and Harlan Wheeler, Jr. in infancy.
A Celebration of Emily’s Life was held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Rev. Richard Mortimer and Emily’s nephew David Doseff officiating. Following the Celebration of Life cremation took place. Private burial of the cremains took place in Brookside Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. The family would like to thank the staff at Cambrian Assisted Living and Hospice of Lenawee for the care they have shown and a special thank you to her Hospice of Lenawee Nurse, Gloria Brooks. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or Cambrian Assisted Living. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh.