Klara Heather Anderson, 46, of London, England, died suddenly on January 27, 2016. She was born November 27, 1969 in Red Bud, IL the daughter of Fred and Carol (nee Hawkinson) Anderson. She graduated from Batavia High School in 1987, Waubonsee Community College in 1990, and Northern Illinois University in 1994. In 2011, she received a Master of Science Degree from Queen Mary University of London. Heather dedicated her professional career to community/public health with an emphasis on sexually transmitted infections. She worked at Community Response in Oak Park, IL for seven years before moving to London in 2001. She then worked for the National Health Service until her death.
She is survived by her mother, Carol of Batavia, IL; two brothers, Thomas (Lizett) Anderson of DeKalb, IL, Andrew (Gretchen) Anderson of Evanston, IL; and six nieces and nephews Nathalia, Isabella, Paul, Axia, Olen, and Winston. She was beloved by her aunts, uncles, and cousins. She also enjoyed the companionship of scores of friends on both sides of the pond.
She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents, Oliver and Nancy Anderson and Clifford and Viola Hawkinson.
A cremation mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main St. Batavia, IL. Interment will be private in Elizabethtown, IL. Memorial contributions may be directed to the CORE Foundation Attn: Kathi Braswell 2020 W. Harrison St., Suite 2-200 Chicago, IL 60612 (or online tinyurl.com/klaraheather) .