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Barbara "Barbie" Elaine Anderson

August 7, 1952 — November 17, 2019

Barbara E. "Barbie" Anderson of Cozad passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 67. Barbie was born August 7, 1952 at Cozad, Nebraska to Calvin and Rosie (Cochrane) Howell. She grew up in Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School. On May 13, 1972, Barbie married Kenneth Anderson at Norton, Kansas. The couple was blessed with 3 children, Kim, Michael and Amanda. She spent many years working at Southview Manor Care Center in Cozad. Spending time with family was the most important thing to Barbie. She adored her grandchildren and attending their activities. They referred to her as "GOG." Barbie was a faithful member of the First Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed traveling to Nazarene Church retreats with Kenny. She loved shopping at Target and Hobby Lobby, crocheting, dolphins and making mints for graduations. Barbie was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Donna Belle Rodine, June Woehrle, Shari Bartes, Kay Zimmerman, Norma Jean Baker, Marlene Sherman; infant brother, John Howell; brother, Ronald Howell and in-laws, Nyle and Alberta Anderson. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth of Cozad; children, Kim (John) Smock of Cozad, Michael (Melanie) Anderson of Plattsmouth and Amanda (Tony) Alvarez of Gothenburg; grandchildren, Tyler (Brittany) Alvarez of Fort Riley, KS, Alyson Smock of Claremont, CA, Nathan Smock of Norfolk, Taelyn Alvarez of Gothenburg, Kyndyll Alvarez of Gothenburg, Lucas Anderson of Plattesmouth, Makenzie Smock of Cozad, Lillian Anderson of Plattesmouth; step grandchildren, Brandon Alvarez and Brent Alvarez; 1 great grandson on the way; brothers, Gary Howell, Jim Howell, Terry Howell, Lloyd Howell and Marvin Howell; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends. Memorials are suggested to the family in her name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at Services will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at First Church of The Nazarene in Cozad with Pastor Susan Sukraw officiating. Burial will be at Edison Cemetery, Edison, NE. Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First Church of the Nazarene

H Street, Cozad, NE 69130

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