June 05, 2024

BUTLER- Sonia Rai Anderson, a beloved wife, mother, nana, and friend, passed away on June 3, 2024, in Butler, Missouri, at the age of 54. She was born on July 29, 1969, to her parents, Raymond and Janice Rozell, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sonia's life was filled with love, laughter, and a deep sense of community. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Rozell, and her aunt and uncle, John and Jolene Dille, as well as her uncle, Jim Dille. Despite the losses she faced, Sonia's spirit remained resilient, guided by the strength of her faith and the love of her family.

Sonia leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion. She is survived by her devoted husband, Michael Anderson, her mother, Janice Rozell, her daughter and spouse Sarah Castro-Pool and Mark Pool, her son and spouse Johnathan Rozell and Jasi Rozell, and their total of eight grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her sister Shawna Holland.

Sonia and Mike's love story was one for the ages. They were young sweethearts who rekindled their love in 2013 and married on February 26, 2015. Their bond was a testament to the enduring power of love and commitment.

Throughout her life, Sonia held various roles, each reflecting her caring and nurturing nature. She served as a church secretary at Milford Christian Church and later as a DME and diabetic shoe manager at The Med Station Pharmacy for over 10 years. Her dedication to helping others and spreading kindness left a lasting impact on all who knew her.

Sonia was actively involved in her community, being a member of the Barton County Republicans and an integral part of her church family. She also found joy in connecting with friends and followers from around the world, sharing her love for life and faith with all she encountered.

Sonia's hobbies and interests were varied but centered around her love for family and nature. She cherished spending time with her loved ones and capturing the beauty of God's creation through photography. Writing was her true passion, and she poured her heart and soul into crafting stories that inspired and uplifted those around her.

Known for her warm smile and kind heart, Sonia never met a stranger. She approached every encounter with genuine curiosity and a desire to learn from others. Her unwavering optimism and belief in the goodness of people touched the lives of many, and her faith in spreading the message of Jesus was unwavering.

Sonia's educational journey began in Roma, Texas, and culminated in her graduation from Owasso High School in 1987. Her thirst for knowledge and love of learning never waned, as she continued to pursue new interests and share her wisdom with those around her.

A celebration of Sonia's life will be held at the Milford Christian Church, on June 8, 2024, at 10:30 am. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her, a beacon of light and love that will guide them in the years to come. Rest in peace, dear Sonia, your memory will forever be cherished.

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