Jean Schwarting Mollet Anderson, 96, of Liberty, MO, died on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Liberty Hospital.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico. Visitation is Saturday, June 22, from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Private interment is in East Lawn Memorial Park in Mexico.

Jean was bon January 28, 1923 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Harry and Odabelle Funderburk Schwarting

She was a 1940 graduate of Southwest High School in St. Louis. She then attended Washington University in St. Louis, graduating in 1944 with a BS in Business, and the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1958 with a BS in Education.

Jean entered the U.S. Naval Service in February 1944 as Ensign in the Waves and was discharged in June 1946 as a Lieutenant. jg.  While in the Navy, she served as a code translator in Washington, DC.

Jean grew up in St. Louis with summers spent on a farm south of Mexico with her aunt and uncle, Jonathan and Tillie Bissell.  After service in the Navy, she met and married Elmer Mollet of Mexico in 1947. They were married 24 years until his death in 1971, raising Bonnie, Phyllis, David and many farm crops.  Jean was married to Dr. Collins Anderson from 1976 until his death in 2000. Jean moved to a retirement home in Liberty in 2008.

Jean taught third grade at McMillian School for 25 years.  Before that, she was a full-time farm wife, and after retirement, she was involved in many service organizations in Mexico, Mo. They included King’s Daughters, Chautauqua, PEO and Presbyterian Church Circle.

Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by two husbands, Elmer L. Mollet and Dr. Collins Anderson; two daughters, Bonnie Hahn and infant Laura Mollet; one son, David Mollet; her parents and two sisters, her twin June Smith Barnstead and Mickey Torrence Langdon.

Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Mollet Carlyle of Kansas City; two grandsons, Kevin Carlyle of Kansas City and Ryan Carlyle of Houston, TX; and four great-grandchildren.

Jean would appreciate memorials to Mexico Public Schools, the Presbyterian Church, or your favorite veterans’ organization. They may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

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