Catherine Lillian Anderson
December 19, 1921 ‒ September 11, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Catherine Lillian Anderson, age 94, of Mount Vernon, died Sunday September 11, 2016 at Saint Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. Catherine was born December 19, 1921 in Bethel, PA one of twelve children of Tony Oros and Emma (Pollack) Oros Schwartz. Tony and Emma met in New York City as immigrants from Austria and Hungary. Catherine received her education in Strongstown and during World War Two worked a defense plant in Trenton, New Jersey as a “Rosie the Riveter”. She baby sat for many children as she and her husband Carl A Anderson settled in Mount Vernon. Catherine served many years as a Foster Grandparent for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program through the Mount Vernon Developmental Center. Her main love in life was her family, who she showered with love and attention. She never forgot a birthday and she delighted in giving and sharing which highlighted her beautiful spirit.
Her favorite color was pink which complimented her very well. Her favorite music was songs by Rick Nelson, Elvis and especially the old hymns.
She had been a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church and later the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.
Catherine had owned several dogs and cats throughout her lifetime and had a special place in her heart for all animals.
Surviving are her daughter Barbara (Marion) Darling of Fredericktown; granddaughters Melissa (Ryan) Wolfe of North Canton and Mary (Aaron) Darling-Gilson of Columbus; great grandchildren Rocco and Zoe Wolfe; siblings Helen Detwiler, Irene Richert, Ben Oros and Jane Nugent. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl A. Anderson, siblings Mary Oros, Geraldine Oros, Betty Willever, Andy Oros, Mike Oros, Virginia Hill, and Rose Johns.
Be free dear Catherine, God saw it time to take you home.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 3-4PM at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where a service celebrating the life of Catherine L. Anderson will follow at 4PM with her grandson-in-law Pastor Ryan Wolfe officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society or Fredericktown United Methodist Church.
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