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October 20, 2012

Ferguson councilor Anderson dead at 55

Fergsuon —  

A beloved Ferguson public servant passed away suddenly on Friday, leaving a hole not just in the town’s governing body but in its heart as well.
Nora Anderson, a member of the Ferguson City Council, passed away at her residence. She was 55.
Anderson was first elected to the council of the fifth-class city just south of Somerset in 2008. She was in her second term, having been re-elected in 2010, and had filed for this year’s election as well.
“She’s always been in support of anything and everything that would benefit the city,” said Ferguson Mayor Allen Dobbs on Saturday. “The council has worked well together. We couldn’t have gotten where we are without her.”
Dobbs said that with the general election so close — Tuesday, Nov. 6, only a few weeks from now — no steps would likely be taken to fill Anderson’s vacant seat on the council.
“It’s something you can wait for until the first of the year,” he said. “(Anyone who filled the seat) would just have a couple of months.”
The council seats six individuals. With Anderson in the race, there had been seven candidates vying for those six spots. Now, however, it becomes elementary that everyone who has filed will join the council in January, making any votes “complimentary,” noted Dobbs.
Only three incumbents had even filed for re-election: Anderson, Linda Hughes, and Anthony DePrato. That number will now be two, joining fellow candidates Malissa Thacker, Pammela Sue Cordell, John Westberry, and Sandy Pitman as being ushered onto the council.
Anderson suffered from health problems even while on the council which ultimately contributed to her passing. According to Pulaski County Coroner Larry Godbey, the cause of death was renal failure, along with complications from other physical ailments.
“Despite her illnesses, she loved trying to better the quality of life for residents here in Ferguson,” said Dobbs.

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