Family Login:


Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory
116 Benton Ave. West
Albia, IA 52531
Get Directions

Profile of Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory

View Phone Number
View Fax Number
Email Us



Memories & Candles

“Thank you Marta for helping me in my time of need . I miss you now more then ever. You had a big heart and new how to help those in need. To the...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Lorraine Grace - Oskaloosa, IA

“So sorry for Your loss. Prayers going out to the whole family. Nikki and Lawrence miss seeing you and Marti at Aunt Dean's house for visits in the...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Ellen and Charles Ball - MO

“Good friend for everybody. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Amy Thayer - Oskaloosa, IA

“jason so sorry for your loss ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: troy walker - ankeny, IA - friend


Love Emblem

Marta Paulette Anderson, age 63, of Oskaloosa, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa.

Marta was born May 15, 1952, to Robert D. and Ethel Ann (Ogden) Rowley in Albia. She graduated from Twin Cedars, class of 1970. Marta married John Anderson on August 1, 1975, at the Methodist Church in Bussey and to this union, 2 sons, Jason and Justin, were born. They shared 39 years of marriage prior to her passing.

Marta worked at the Big Smith overall factory in Oskaloosa and later worked in in-home health care for many years. Marta thoroughly enjoyed the holidays and loved cooking for her family, especially her homemade noodles. Her true joy in life was spending time with her family and friends.

Marta is survived by her husband, John Anderson of Oskaloosa; 2 sons, Jason (Kristi) Anderson and Justin (Jennifer) Anderson, both of Oskaloosa; 3 grandchildren, Chase, Electra, and Mikael Anderson; a brother, Scott Rowley of Los Angeles. CA; a sister, Nicolette (Lawrence) Kraber of Oskaloosa; 3 nephews, Troy and Trevis Kraber, and Douglas Rowley; and 2 great-nephews, Dalton and Cole Kraber.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ethel.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia. Burial will be in Hiteman Cemetery in Hiteman.

Visitation will open at 9:00 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Marta's family present.

A memorial has been established to Marta's family.