Alexandra Anderson, Oct. 6, 1998 — July 4, 2012, of Ashland

Saturday, July 7, 2012 | 4:46 p.m. CDT; updated 3:47 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Alexandra Maybri Anderson of Ashland passed away July 4th, 2012, at Lake Regional Hospital at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. She was 13 years old.

Alexandra was born on October 6, 1998, the daughter of Brian and Angela O'Bryan Anderson. Alexandra was a student at Southern Boone County School in Ashland. She was on the Honor Roll, Student Council, and the Yearbook Club. She received numerous academic awards including awards for communication arts, writing and social studies. Alexandra loved cross country, track and playing basketball for the Southern Boone Eagles and YMCA SWARM. She was a social young lady and cherished spending time with her friends. Swimming and boating was also a passion she shared with her family. Alexandra was a member of the Englewood 4-H Club in which she excelled at horsemanship. She was awarded many ribbons at county events. Her horses, Hebe and Flo, were very dear to her heart.

Alexandra was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia where she was baptized and received her first communion. God has taken her home where she is an angel resting in His arms in everlasting peace.

Visitation will be held on July 9th, 2012, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 10th, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with burial following at Liberty Cemetery in Ashland. A reception will follow the burial at the Southern Boone High School Commons.

Pallbearers include uncles Greg Fitch and Mark Gast, cousin Augie Fitch, along with family friends Lyndon Brush, Curt Price and Mark Flaspohler.

Survivors include her parents, Brian and Angela Anderson and one brother, Garrett Anderson, all of Ashland; maternal grandparents, Mary Jane Kraska of St. Charles, MO and Gary and Susan O'Bryan of Lentner, MO; paternal grandmother, Freda Anderson, of Hamilton, MO; her maternal great-grandmother, Velma Jo Thale, of Quincy, Illinois; maternal uncle and aunt, Mark and Deborah Gast, of Fulton, MO; maternal aunt, Cynthia O'Bryan, of Fulton, MO; paternal aunt and uncle, Cindy and Tom Elberson, of Sherman, SD; paternal aunt and uncle, Barbara and Greg Fitch, of Manhattan, KS; paternal aunt and uncle, Lori and Troy Whitt, of Hamilton, MO; along with several cousins.

Alexandra was preceded in death by her grandfather, Mayo J. Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Boone County National Bank Scholarship Fund in care of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.

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