Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Anderson, Dorothea Mae "Dottie" (Nee Williams) Passed Away on November 16

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Anderson, Dorothea Mae "Dottie" (Nee Williams) Passed Away on November 16

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Anderson, Dorothea Mae "Dottie" (nee Williams) passed away on November 16, 2017 at the age of 97 years. A native of Philadelphia, "Dottie" attended Fisk University, the University of Cincinnati, and Ohio State University, earning a graduate degree in English literature. She was named "Miss Ohio State" in 1940 in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She married John E. Anderson, Jr. of St. Louis in 1941, a union that continued until his passing in 1997. Moving to St. Louis after completing her master's degree, Dottie joined the forces of women referred to as "Rosie the Riveter," assembling fighter plane wings during the war. She pursued her career in education in the St. Louis Public Schools from 1946 until she retired in 1986, beginning at Stowe Teacher's College, and later at Harris Teacher's College. …

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