Coretta Anderson

November 13, 1921 ‒ March 12, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Coretta Anderson, age 93, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday morning, March 12, 2015 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. She was born on November 13, 1921 in Danville, the daughter of the late Arley and Annabelle (Phillips) Smith.

Coretta was member of the Grace Brethren Church in Danville.

Coretta is survived by her son, John (Patricia) Anderson of Mount Vernon, a daughter, Janet (Ronnie) Frye of Loudonville, three grandchildren, Lisa (Tony) Oberholtzer, Teresa (Denny) Hart II and Becky Sue Anderson, six great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, a brother, Larry (Margaret) Smith of Lakeville, two sisters, Wanda McClain of Mount Vernon and Marcella Goossens of Mount Vernon and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Coretta was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Anderson Sr. whom she married on September 30, 1940, three brothers, Glenn, Merle, and Earl Smith, three sisters, Frances McElroy, Alice Coffield, and Dorothy Little.

A graveside service will be held on Monday beginning at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Coretta Anderson.

Memorial contributions in Coretta’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

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  • In loving memory of a sweet lady that we will miss so very much, she was always there for us when Missy was little, she would love watching her. And we had such good times, I still remember the Easter that we had the kids hunting eggs & she was having so much fun, then the storm came up & we all crowded in Mom & Dad Smith’s house thinking it was a tornado, because we watched a tree bend over to the ground & back up. And she showed me how to give Dad Smith his shot, so she could have a break once in a while. She just always had time for you, she was a wonderful person will miss her forever… Larry & Maggie

  • So sorry to hear of Coretta’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her in the beauty salon. She was a sweet lady. My prayers are with her family.

  • To the family of Coretta i am so very sorry for your loss. God knows the pain we suffer from death he never wanted any of us to die but because of adams sin we inherited death. God has promised us that we make everything the way he purposed it to be so revelation 21:4 is a very encouraging scripture he tells us that he is going to get rid of death, pain and suffering. Isnt this promise something great everytime i lose someone or some one else does i think of this scripture that soon all of this will be done away with.

  • To all of Grammy’s family ~ we continue to keep you in our thoughts & prayers. Please remember what Vinton suggested during his message … TALK about your precious one & the good memories shared together! God bless & grant you peace & comfort. We love you.