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STERLING - Judy Ann Anderson, 62 of Sterling died Tuesday March 13, 2012 at Morrison Community Hospital, following a 4 year struggle with liver cancer.
She was born on June 29, 1949 in East Moline, IL the daughter of Walter F. and Frances (Wissbaum) Mehl. She attended Alleman High School in Rock Island, IL; Clarke College in Dubuque, IA and earned her Master's degree in Library Science from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. She married Thomas Anderson on December 26, 1970 in Rock Island, IL. She began her career as a volunteer librarian at St. Andrew School in Rock Falls; then was employed as the girls physical education teacher and librarian at Montmorency School in Rock Falls. Over the next 25 years, she developed, taught and coordinated the gifted education and computer curriculum as well as serving as the librarian at Montmorency School. In 1997 she joined the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at Sauk Valley Community College and retired as the LRC Director in February of 2012. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sterling, the American Library Association, and was a breast cancer survivor of 15 years.
Survivors include her husband, Tom; two daughters Jodi (Michael Hall) Anderson of Champaign, IL and Beth (Bernard Pudvah) Anderson of Portland, CT.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant sister Karen Ann Mehl (1943-1944) and her infant brother Gene Scott Mehl (1950).
Visitation will take place on Thursday March 15, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls, IL. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sterling. Burial will be on Saturday at Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, IA.

Memorials to Mayo Clinic.