Community Banquet 1990James Delbert "Bud"Anderson was the son of J.H. and Sarah Jane Cathy Anderson.On September 30, 1922, he married Jessie Marie Evans, daughter of William A. and Jane Michel Evens at Butler, Mo.
"Bud" and Jess lived in Kansas city for a short time while he worked at Armour's.They came back to Rich Hill to stay in 1925. Bud's father operated a feed and produce about where the library is today.Bud invested $100.00 in the business and put in a line of groceries. Later he bought out his father and became owner.The store moved to its north Sixth Street location in September,1928 , where he and Jess continued in business in spite of the bank's closing and years of depression, until they retied in 1962.
Bud had one rule in business that was the Golden Rule. He never sold anything he would not never sold anything he would not but himself and his word was his bond.Many people would have gone hungry during the depression if not for the credit extended by him.
He served as alderman for several terms ,always willing to help when need.
Jess and Bud had three daughters:Norma Jean and twins,Peggy Sue and Betty Lou.Peggy Heuser owns and operates Heuser Hardware and will know no doubt be honored at one of our future banquets.
Bud passed away May 12.1972 and Jess lives in Rich Hill.