Mary “Tootsie” Anderson

July 8, 1926 - March 4, 2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 92 Loving Mother, Sister, Aunt and Friend

MARY “Tootsie” ANDERSON, age 92, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday. March 4, 2019, at her residence.

Born in Hockessin, DE, she was the daughter of the late Charles Clifford Anderson and the late Caroline Owens Anderson.

She was a self-employed housekeeper, working for many different families.

Tootsie was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Kennett Square, the Underground Railroad Society and the Kennett Senior Center.

She was an avid reader, and enjoyed volunteering at the Kennett Senior Center and other area organizations, and helping others. She enjoyed being with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Tanna C. Anderson and his wife Jeanette of Newport, NC and Pierre  J. Anderson and his wife Jennifer of San Antonio, TX; nephew, John R. Anderson and his wife Cindy of Newport, RI; two brothers, Clarence C. Anderson of Kennett Square, PA and Wells E. Anderson of Bristol, PA; one sister, Sara Ingram of Paoli, PA; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 9:30 to 10:45 on Saturday morning, March 9, 2019, at the Second Baptist Church of Kennett Square, 132 South Willow Street, Kennett Square, PA. Her funeral service will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

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March 9, 2019 9:30-10:45 Second Baptist Church of Kennett Square
132 South Willow Street
Kennett Square, PA.

Funeral Service

March 9, 2019 11:00 Second Baptist Church of Kennett Square
132 South Willow Street
Kennett Square, PA.


March 9, 2019 Union Hill Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. My cousin “Tootsie” how much fun you made everything during all family events. You made us laugh and your kindness will never be forgotten. You shared all this with other families. Now you can rest in Peace.
    The Hiltons

    Edith Hilton | March 14, 2019 at 2:28 PM
  2. Like a second mother to me … Miss Tootsie you will forever be missed. Love you.

    Dennis & Mary Brown | March 12, 2019 at 7:35 PM
  3. To the Anderson Family.
    May God give you comfort and may his word provide you a hope for the future. John 5:28&29. Pierre was wondering were you went to ? So sorry for the loss of your mother!! take care!


    Tokei A Huggins | March 10, 2019 at 11:20 AM
  4. Pierre, so sorry to hear the sad news. I loved your mother soooo much. She will be missed. I miss you as well and think of you often

    Nick Perigo

    Nick perigo | March 9, 2019 at 1:33 PM
  5. Pierre and Family ,
    So sorry to hear the loss of your sweet Mother . She sounds like she lived a blessed life with her family. Many prayers for the family.

    Cheryl Hall Ruoss | March 9, 2019 at 12:43 PM
  6. Mary was one of my favorite people. She always had a smile on her face. I met her at the Kennett Senior Center. A number of years ago I saw her at the grocery store with one of her grandsons who is in the military. She was so proud of him. I will miss her smile and generous spirit.

    Bill Turner | March 7, 2019 at 5:51 PM
  7. Mary was such a wonderful lady, who will surely be missed by all. Mary and my mother spent everyday together for many years at the Senior Center, she was always a joy to be around! Rest in Peace Miss Mary.

    Gina Puoci | March 7, 2019 at 3:37 PM
  8. To Mary’s Family
    I think I speak for the whole Kelly family when I say how lucky we all were to have known and loved Mary. We go back a lot of years and have a lot of fond memories. Thanks Mary, Rest In Peace.

    Arlene, Dick Kelly and Family

    Dick, Arlene Kelly and family | March 7, 2019 at 2:27 PM

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