Melva died on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Sunset Knoll Care & Rehab Center in Aurelia.
Melva Marie Kas was born April 2, 1920, the daughter of Jacob and Agnes (Tierney) Kas in Sutherland. She graduated from Brooke Consolidated High School in 1938. Melva graduated from St. Joseph College of Nursing in Sioux City. On Dec. 6, 1942 she married Harold William "Yubby" Anderson at the Methodist Church in Aurelia. They farmed until 1985. Melva was a Registered Nurse at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee for 41 years. She was Director of Nursing from 1984 to 1986 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Melva was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Pal Club, and Craft Club. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, going fishing and all the fun times at Sand Bar Beach on Big Spirit, playing cards and monthly card parties with friends, sharing pictures, and providing holiday meals for her family.
Preceding Melva in death were her parents, her husband Yubby on April 24, 2010, one brother, Bernard Kas, and one great-granddaughter, Brittni Beeson.
Survivors include three children; Sandy and her husband Jerry Hodge of Spirit Lake, Tom and his wife Lynn Anderson of Estherville, and Paula Brede and Rick Hurshman of Butler, Mo. Also surviving are six grandchildren; Krystal McBride, Stacy and wife Shari Beeson, Steven and wife Sara Anderson, Eric and wife Rita Anderson, Cindy and husband Jon Bethune, and Michelle and husband Clint Meyer, nine great-grandchildren; Savannah and Shelby McBride, Joe and David Beeson, Will Anderson, Cora Anderson, Emily and Andrew Bethune, and Gabrielle Meyer, two sisters-in-law; Gladys Kas of Sutherland, and Eleanor Anderson of Alta, nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.