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Margery Anderson Turns 100 Years Old

March 17, 2018

Margery Anderson of Elkview Celebrated her 100th Birthday at the Elkview Church of Christ with many friends and family in attendance. Margery loves children and taught first grade at Clendenin Elementary 24 of her 35 years of teaching. She was married to Pete Anderson for almost 73-years when he passed away in 2010 where they both were/are members of Elkview Church of Christ since 1947. Margery has a beautiful daughter, Janice Kay Mester who organized the 100th Birthday party. Margery’s grandson Timothy Mester and Granddaughter Martha Cooper, whom Margery adores, was very involved with the celebration also. Margery has one Great-grandson Ryan Cooper. Margery started Teaching in a one-room school in Braxton County and later in Fairmont where she met her husband. Margery’s Father was a teacher and encourage all six of his daughters to become teachers also. Margery had nine siblings and among them they have lived long lives to the ages of 102, 101, 98, 94. Margery is known for many great attributes. Being a very caring person is one of the greatest attributes she carries with her. All children that knew her in past or present adores her. She made/makes each one feel special. When her some of her sibling’s health failed, she was one to pitch in and help take care of them. Everyone looked forward to the dishes she brought to church dinners and deemed her as one of the best cooks in the valley, but she was most famous for making her “Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies” that got its name where they disappeared quickly when she sat them on the table. She handed the secret recipe down to her grandson who makes his grandmother…and others proud by perfecting it to her recipe. Margery was brought up on a farm where they grew or raised all their food and Margery’s daughter thinks that is instrumental in Margery and her siblings living long healthy lives. Margery received a letter from Governor Justice wishing her a 100th Birthday.

***The Country Times appreciates the Anderson family letting us be part of the 100th Birthday celebration and wishes Margery the Happiest of Birthdays.


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