81 year old John S. Anderson of the Short Mountain Community died Friday morning at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. He was born July 7, 1932 to his parents, the late James Alvis and Haley Cox Anderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Mr. Anderson was a U.S. Army Veteran, Member of the American Legion and served as Past Commander of the Blue Springs Missouri Chapter, Baptist and a retired factory worker. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Elma Anderson of the Short Mountain Community; son, Jerry Anderson, Sr. of Kentucky; 3 grandchildren, Jerry Anderson, Jr., Crystal Pruitt and Heather Anderson; several great and great-great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with James Hayes officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday 2:PM until 7:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.