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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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Catherine Lillian Anderson.

  • Barb and family,
    My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers……..may the peace and comfort of your memories and love surround and comfort you now and in the days and months to come!!
    love, bonnie beeman

  • Barb, I am so sorry to read about your Mom. Words are hard to come by at this rime but you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you dear.

  • What a wonderful tribute to your Mother! I never met her but know that she had to be quite the woman to have had such a great life and raised such a nice family. Hugs to you all!

  • Barb, Marion, Melissa, Mary and the family;

    Out thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Never met your mother, grandmother or great grandmother, but knowing you all it seems like she was a special lady sent by God for your family and friends. May the Lord give you each comfort at this time, and the knowledge that you will see her again in heaven. What a reunion that will be for all of us!! Hugs to each one you.

    Janet and Rich Hiles

  • Dear Barb and Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. We have lost another wonderful West School mother. Your Mom and Dad were wonderful people. I know your Mom is rejoicing in heaven now that they are together again. I will be out of town Sunday but my thoughts and prayers will be with you. Roger sends his sympathy also.
    My deepest sympathy,
    Love Vickie

  • Dear Barb, Marion and Family– We were saddened to read about Kay’s death. A beautiful spirit is winging its way to Heaven. You all took such good care of her and made sure she had a good life. I always enjoyed our chats at The Laurels and then after she went with Mary, I treasured the notes she sent. We share in your loss and we are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Our sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your loved one. She was a sweet lady and i know will be missed.

  • Dennis and I are very sorry to learn about the death of your mother. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Barb
    We were so very sorry to read of your mothers passing.
    Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Marion and Barbara,
    Unable to make it to the funeral. 2 Church meetings. My apologies. No words can express your loss. Remember the good times .