Susan ( Hammitt) Anderson, 51,of rural Hartsburg, IL., died December 9, 2017 at her home following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Visitation will be from 10AM until 12 Noon, Saturday, December 16,2017 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, Lincoln. Funeral services will follow at 12 Noon. Burial will follow services at Hartsburg Union Cemetery.
Susan and her twin sister,Cynthia, were born at White Hall, IL. hospital on February 19, 1966 to Loyal Fox and Donna Ray Powell. When they were 4 years old the twins were adopted by Wayne and Lois Anne Hammitt of Meredosia, IL. Susan graduated from Virden, IL high school. She was baptized into Jesus Christ by her brother, Ryan Hammitt when she was in junior high school. She married Keith Anderson in 1988 in Emden, IL. and later divorced. They had 4 children, Kasey Anderson (fiancé Nick Simpson), Karly Yakle ( husband Joshua), Cody Anderson, and Colton Anderson.
In addition to her 4 children she is survived by one grandson, Kollin Jr. Bell, one granddaughter, Haven Elaine Simpson, and one other grandchild on the way; her mother Lois Anne Hammitt of Quincy, IL.; long time companion Ronald Schleder; brothers and sisters: Steven Chilsted, Bruce Chilsted, Vicky
( husband Pat, deceased) Lyons, Teal
( Mark) Cunningham, Douglas Fox, Julie Ryan, Gabriel Fox, Dwight Hall, Phillip Hall, Cynthia Hammitt ( Keith) Andersen, Pamela ( Randy) McElroy, Fred ( Sarah) Hopper, along with her adopted siblings Royce ( Lisa) Hammitt, Cheryl ( Tim) Eads, Ryan ( Lynda) Hammitt, and Daniel Hammitt. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father, Loyal Fox, her mother Donna, her adopted father Wayne Hammitt, grandparents Bert and Ethel Fox, Hallett and Kathryn Ray, numerous aunts and uncles, and nephews Travis Cunningham, Jacob Lyons, and Jon Lyons.
Susan worked for Long John Silvers in Jacksonville, Springfield, and Lincoln, serving as manager for several years. She also worked at a group home in Lincoln, caring for residents as though they were her own. She was a skilled cook, never afraid to try a new recipe. She loved hosting large family dinners and would begin planning menus months in advance.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.