Bebe Carol Anderson, 85 of Springfield, formerly of Divernon, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center.
Bebe was born Nov. 30, 1932 to Tony and Mary Curtis Bukant.
She married Richard W. Anderson in 1956 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2002.
Bebe was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
She grew up in Divernon, graduating from Divernon High School in 1950 and from Illinois State Universtiy in 1954. She started her 34 year teaching career in the fall of 1954 as a business teacher at Pleasant Plains High School, retiring in May 1988. Bebe often said she was fortunate to have taught in the best of times and in the best of schools.
Surviving are her brother, Tony J. Bukant of Bolingbrook; two nieces, Diane Simmons and Andrea (Chad) Durren; one nephew, Bradley J. (Heather) Bukant; great nieces and nephews, Dan, Emily, Matthew Simmons and Lily and Cooper Durren; also surviving are members of the Anderson family including George and Judy Anderson who have been a tremendous support in providing Bebe with care as needed; and numerous cousins including Joseph A. (Carol) Bukant of Kalamazoo, MI and their three daughters.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 at Concordia Village Chapel with Rev. Wayne Hoffman officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. at Brush Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Concordia Village Scholarship Fund or to the charity of your choice.
Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon is in charge of arrangements.