Irene Anderson

June 05, 1942 ‒ August 10, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Irene Anderson, 77, of Delaware passed away peacefully Saturday, August 10, 2019 at home.

She was born on June 5, 1942 in Licking County to the late Raymond and Dorothy (Woods) Furbee. Irene attended Homer High School where she met the love of her life. On August 21, 1958, she married Darrell Anderson. She supported his various pastoral appointments over 40 years, most recently at the Delaware Grace Brethren Church. After 60 wonderful years of marriage, sadly Darrell passed away earlier this year on May 9th.

A woman of deep and abiding faith her life centered on church and her family. She was a member of the Delaware Grace Brethren Church, taught the Calico women’s Bible study, and she performed puppet shows during vacation Bible school.  Not one to text, she believed in personal phone calls and enjoyed sending cards for every occasion. She was strong minded, loyal, and loved her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Scott (Kim) Anderson of Marion and Eric (Jill) Anderson of Ashley; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, two brothers, a sister, and half-sister.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 18th from 2 – 4 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio, where services celebrating Irene’s life will follow at 4:00 pm with Pastor Dave Pacheco officiating. Graveside services will be held privately for her family on Monday at Homer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to the Delaware Grace Brethren Church.

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  • We were saddened to hear of Irene’s passing especially so soon after losing Darrell. My sister and I have fond memories of growing up just “down the road” from our cousins, Irene and Marilyn. The blessings are many. Remembering Scott and Eric and their families at this time.

  • Sweet Irene… she blessed us beyond measure. She loved Jesus and her Darrell. She was a wonderful example of devotion to her God and to her husband. Funny and full of life and wonderful stories, she was always encouraging to her many friends. Heaven has gained a gem! Our sympathies to Scott, Eric, and their families, and to Denise Ranger who loved Darrell and Irene so well.

  • It was my privilege to co-teach with Irene back in the early days of Calico Bible Study at DGBC. I remember her love for God’s Word, examples shared from her walk with Jesus, and her sweet nurturing care for all of us. Thank You, Father, for your faithful servant, Irene.

  • I will remember her SWEET personality! Her love for God and the love she had for the peoples. She was a Blessing to Many. Our hearts go out to Scott and Eric’s Family. God’s blessings be with you all.