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Judy D. (Straw) Anderson

May 17, 1940 ~ November 27, 2020 (age 80)

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Judy D. Anderson, age 80 of Dunbar, NE passed away on Friday; Nov. 27, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.

Judy was born on May 17, 1940 in Peru, NE; the daughter of Carl “Shorty” and Gladys A. (Eirls) Straw.   

She was united in marriage to Kenneth Dale Anderson on December 26, 1956 in Auburn, NE.  Judy worked for several years at the Plattsmouth Community Schools in both the cafeteria and as a custodian.  She had also worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebr. City as a Nurses Aid.  She was a member of the Dunbar Presbyterian Church and enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafting and camping.  She also enjoyed her ice cream, Diet Coke, shopping at thrift stores and Husker football; but her greatest love was her family!

She is survived by her children:  Jody Trones of Syracuse, NE, Andy Anderson (Terri) of Newton, KS, Doug Anderson (Ronda) of Plattsmouth, NE; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, a sister Marion Taylor of Dunbar, NE, brother Rick Straw of Nebr. City, sister in law Lee Straw of Dunbar, NE; other extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ken on July 30, 2004, a daughter Cindy Bailey, an infant son Danny and siblings:  Vernon “Butch” Straw, Harriet Gilliland and Norma Cope.  .

Due to Covid regulations and the 25% capacity mandate, the Funeral Services will be limited to family on Thursday (12/3) at 2:00 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Pastor Terry Weible officiating.  The services will be live-streamed on Gude Funeral Homes Facebook Page.   Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian Swift, Eric Loganbill, Jeremy Sunderman, Jason Sunderman, Jeff Bailey, Derek Beck, Dave Briley and Greg Straw.  

Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday (12/2) with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m.   Friends and extended family are encouraged to attend the visitation.  Covid 19 regulations/mandates will be observed including masks and social distancing. Visitation on Thursday will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time for those unable to attend visitation on Wednesday.   Both the funeral services and the visitation will be held in the Gude Mortuary Chapel.  

A memorial fund is being established in her memory.  Proceeds will be donated to a charity or organization at a later date.


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December 2, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Family Funeral Service
December 3, 2020

2:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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