By Nicole Hamilton
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Showing concern and helping others was paramount in Margaret "Peggy" Ebert Anderson's life. The former insurance agent and owner of Anderson Insurance Agency in Fort Thomas, made a living making sure others stayed safe and spent her free time caring for her children and grandchildren.
"She always put everyone else first, hardly ever showing concern for herself," said her daughter Peggy Cross of Villa Hills. "She was very a selfless and kind person."
Mrs. Anderson died Saturday at Villaspring of Erlanger Health Care Center and Rehabilitation of lung cancer. The longtime Ludlow resident was 69.
Raised in Bellevue, Mrs. Anderson graduated from Notre Dame Academy and went on to raise four children.
In the 1970s, she and her husband, James G. Anderson, opened Anderson Insurance Agency, which they ran for several years.
She later worked as an agent with AAA Cincinnati Insurance Services in Florence, retiring six years ago.
An avid camper, she and her husband belonged to the Seven Hills Rod & Gun Club.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1998. A sister, Mary Lou Ebert, and a brother, James Ebert, also preceded her in death.
In addition to daughter Peggy Cross, she is survived by daugthers Debbie Schrode of Fort Thomas and Judy Dreves of Wilderdaughter; a son, Jim of Hebron; a sister, Rose Ann Ebert of Fort Thomas; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, 3614 Dixie Highway, Erlanger.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger.
Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 6612 Dixie Hwy., Suite 2A, Florence, 41042, or to St. Elizabeth Home Hospice, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, 41014.
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Margaret Ebert Anderson, 69, worked as insurance agent