Elaine Mae (Morton) Anderson, 80, died peacefully on November 20, 2019, at Greenery Nursing & Rehab in Houston, PA. She was born April 5, 1939, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Kerr) Morton, both deceased, and was a native of Sandy Lake, Mercer County, PA.
Upon graduation from Edinboro University, she became a teacher in the Mt. Lebanon (PA) School District and did her post-graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh.
She is survived by her four children: Paul Anderson, Rob (Mary Susan) Anderson, Laura (Mike) Selan, and Elizabeth Anderson; and four grandchildren: Clara and Caleb Anderson, and Justin and Evelyn Selan. One brother, Keith (Fran) Morton survives. Two brothers are deceased.
Elaine was an active member of the Central Assembly of God Church in Houston, Washington County, PA.
With God’s help she achieved her dream of supporting all four of her children as they became college graduates. Subsequently Elaine worked to become debt free and then answered God’s call on her life to go on the mission field. She took the Good News to China, teaching English at the university level for approximately ten years, returning to the states in 2017 at the age of 78. She always praised her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving her health and strength to fulfill His plans for her life.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Black Funeral Home in her hometown of Sandy Lake, PA.
Family and friends are welcome for visitation from 1 pm – 2 pm on Monday, November 25, at the Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church, 3461 Sandy Lake-New Lebanon Road, Sandy Lake. A funeral service will follow visitation at the church at 2 pm with the Reverend Beth Creekpaum, church pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
A memorial service at the Central Assembly of God in Houston, PA will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Elaine’s name to the Central Assembly of God Missions Fund, 155 McGovern Road, Houston, PA 15342. Please include Elaine’s name on the memo.
Online condolences may be sent to the families by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net