In loving memory of

Lucille Ann Woolis-Andersen
January 29, 1941 - April 28, 2022

Lucille Ann Woolis-Andersen passed away in the comfort of her own home surrounded by family on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Funeral services will be held on May 5, 2022 at 10:30 at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Ave, Ames, IA 50010.

Lucille was born on January 29, 1941 to Robert and Louise (Canning) Woolis of Corydon, Iowa. In high school, she played in the Iowa All-State Band all four years. She was the Valedictorian of the 1959 Corydon High School graduating class. She continued her education earning a Bachelors Degrees in English and Agronomy from Iowa State University, a Master Degree in Developmental Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Doctorate Degree of Developmental Psychology from SUNY- Stony Brook. She taught psychology courses at Iowa State and Drake Universities.

She married Arthur Andersen on December 23, 1962.

Lucille was active in the P.E.O. Chapter KC in Ames. She was also on the Bethesda Lutheran Church Woman's Ministries Board, and active member of the Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance. She helped organize the Scandinavian Coffee.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur, son Kurt, and daughter Ekaterine.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Louise.

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Randi Peters wrote on May 4, 2022:

"Lucille had been in 2 book groups with me. Her knowledge of so many interesting things was always helpful and added so much to our talks. She was so kind, caring and had a fabulous sense of humor. She served as Chair of the Bethesda Lutheran Church Women's Ministries several years ago, and attempted to try some new innovations with the program. She recognized that change and ideas can improve any organization. She loved being involved with P.E.O. Chapter KC. She always had positive suggestions to share with us. She loved her family very much, and was proud of them. She was a treasure and will be missed. I am thankful that she was my friend. Randi Peters"