Irene H. "Renie" Anderson

Birth Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 1922
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

On January 26, 2021, Jesus lovingly reunited Irene “Renie” Anderson, 98, with her beloved husband Virgil “Andy” Anderson. For the past six years she patiently and faithfully trusted God’s timing for this reunion.

She was born May 6, 1922, in Akron, Ohio, to John and Lillian Hunt.  She was married for 68 years to Andy, her “sailor boy”, before he died in July 2014.  Her heart broke, yet she continued to pour out love to all who knew her.  

She was an excellent card player who, with a mischievous smile, would excitedly say “pay me”. She would usually finish a card game with a small collection of pennies, nickels, or even quarters.  She loved watching or listening to Cleveland Indians baseball games and enjoyed visits from family and her many friends.

She was an authentic Rosie-the-Riveter building fighter planes in Akron during World War II and worked for many years as a cashier at Buehler’s Market in Wooster.

She was preceded in death by her three brothers: Fred, Bob, and Howard Hunt.  She is survived by her sister Mary Harter of Apple Creek, Ohio.

She is survived by a son, William (Julia Carter) of Forest Lake, MN, and a daughter, Debra Zibitt (Charlie) of Stinson Beach, CA; three grandchildren: Chris (Tami) of Blaine, MN, Scott (Janet) of Manhattan Beach, CA, Samara Pardi (Dan) of Mill Valley, CA; and seven great grandchildren: Allyson, Ryan, Tyler, Evan, Nicholas, Desmond and Cassidy.  

She was a member of First Church of God and was a resident of West View Healthy Living in Wooster.

Private interment will be held in Wooster Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

 

Service: 

Private interment will be held in Wooster Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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So sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed visiting with Aunt Irene and Uncle Andy when I came to Ohio to visit.
I have fond memories of those times.

Love Howdy

I would like to extend my sympathy to all of Irene’s family. I first met Irene when I came to Wooster to work at the hospital and she worked at Buehlers’s downtown. I always got into her check out line just to talk to her as she was always so friendly and always made me feel welcome. As I got to know her through that check out line I felt like i’d Made a friend in Wooster. Wherever I saw her in town she always was someone who took the time to greet you. As she retired she began volunteering at the hospital and we so much appreciated her friendly smile and helpful ways. She was gem and that’s how she’ll be remembered by those whose lives she touched.

I would like to extend my sympathy to all of Irene’s family. I first met Irene when I moved to Wooster to work at the hospital and she worked at the downtown and then only Buehlers. I always tried to go to her checkout line as she was always so friendly and always struck up a conversation which I welcomed as I didn’t know many people in Wooster at the time. When i’d See her around town she always said “Hi” and started a conversation. After she retired she began volunteering at the hospital and shared her welcoming ways with many. She will be remembered as that lady who made you feel welcome and will be missed by all who knew her

My heartfelt sympathy to Irene’s family. I knew Irene & Andy from The First Church of God. They were in my Mom’s (Virginia Brenneman) TNT Sunday School class. I have fond memories of sitting with Irene & Andy at Wooster High School girls basketball games & going out to dinner after the game. They were a fun & loving couple. I am glad they are together again in heaven.

My heartfelt sympathy to Irene’s family. I knew Irene & Andy from The First Church of God. They were in my Mom’s (Virginia Brenneman) TNT Sunday School class. I have fond memories of sitting with Irene & Andy at Wooster High School girls basketball games & going out to dinner after the game. They were a fun & loving couple. I am glad they are together again in heaven.

So sorry to hear of Irene's passing. She lived by my Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Wade Gwin and we saw them often. So enjoyed seeing and visiting with her when we could. She will be missed. Sending hugs and prayers to Bill and Debby and their families. God bless you all! Jeanette

I loved Irene so much, she was such a great influence on me, and always so supportive. I called her my "Mom" because she showed so much care to me, and my son. I loved her spunky attitude, and girlish ways, never seeming her age at all. Deep in her faith, I knew that was at the very root of her spirit. She was so proud of all her family, and the joy showed in her face when she spoke of them all. We were so blessed to have her friendship, and now she is back in the arms of her dear Andy, and joyfully rejoining old friends whom she has missed. Rest in peace sweet angel. I will always be thankful for you. xoxox

So sorry for your loss Bill and Julia!! My deepest sympathy to the family!!

Aunt Irene was my Dad's sister. I remember your mom from years ago when I was growing up. We would always visit her & Uncle Andy alot. She would always make it a point too get all the family together & have a feast of food & fellowship which I will always remember. She was always very special too all of us. Her smile radiated & her hugs so warming.
Those we love can never be more than a thought away...
For as long as there is a memory,
They live in our hearts too stay.
Wishing you peace too bring comfort,
The courage to face the days ahead,
& loving memories too hold, forever in your heart. Aunt Irene & Uncle Andy will be missed by everyone. Heaven gained a special angel.

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