Kenneth Robert “Kenny” Anderson

November 30, 1943 ‒ August 27, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE, OH: Kenneth Robert “Kenny” Anderson, 73, of Bellville, passed away at home, Sunday evening, August 27, 2017 following a year-long valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

The son of Robert and Ruth (Lawrence) Anderson, Kenny was born November 30, 1943 in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School class of 1961.  Kenny served in the Army during the Vietnam War earning the National Service Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal.  He was honorably discharged December 10, 1966.

For 40 years, Kenny was a welder by trade.  He was member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #189. Throughout his life he attended Central College Presbyterian Church, Three Crosses-A United Methodist Fellowship, and Clear Fork Alliance Church.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Bishop) Anderson of Bellville; mother Ruth Anderson of Cambridge; children Lori (Geoffrey) Boyd of AL, Troy (Catherine) Anderson of NY, (Ret.) Lt. Col. Trent (Jamie) Darling of MD, daughter Alicia (Ray) LeMasters of OH; grandchildren Lila, Lincoln, Caitlin, James, Calum, Rhys, Mason, and Euan; sisters Marla (Ted) Daumbenspeck and Candace Shawver all of Cambridge, sisters-in-law Deb (Tom) Theaker and Cynthia Bishop all of Bellville and brother-in-law Steven Bishop of Mt. Vernon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Anderson; daughter Lisa Lyn; and grandson Noah LeMasters.

The Anderson family will receive friends and family for a memorial gathering Friday, September 1, 2017 from 4-7pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Rd., Bellville, OH 44813.  A memorial service celebrating the life of Kenneth Robert Anderson will be held Saturday at 11am in the sanctuary of Three Crosses-A United Methodist Fellowship, 12 Cleveland St., Butler, OH 44813.  The family will receive friends the hour prior from 10am-11am.  Full military honors performed by the Bellville American Legion Post #535 will immediately follow.

The Anderson family would like to thank the nursing staff at the OhioHealth Infusion Center for the kind and attentive care given to Kenny.

Memorial contributions to Vietnam Veterans of America may be made through the funeral home.  Online

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  • Kathleen…we feel so blessed to have known your sweet, funny, Kenny. We will miss his wonderful sense of humor, love for everyone lucky enough to know him, and his compassion for others.

    Our prayer is that all the warm, loving memories will help sustain you through this time of sadness. We believe knowing you will see him again will give you great comfort.

    We love you and are here for you…
    Charlie and Marlene

  • Much love to you Kathleen. You gave all you had to Kenny and were his angel on earth. He is now with many other angels and no longer suffering. May God’s love and peace be with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I met Kenny through my husband Jim Green, He a always made me laugh and was so much fun to be around. He was a great friend to my husband. Later I met Kathleen and these two were like two peas in a pod. Such a wonderful happy loving couple and wonderful friends. You will be deeply missed Kenny by many. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Kathleen, Kenny showed so much courage during his battle and we are so touched by his attitude as he faced his treatments. We are also proud to know someone as devoted and strong as you were as you walked this journey with him. You both have been an inspiration to many. Now, he is at peace in the arms of our Lord. We pray that our Lord covers you with His comfort and peace as you face the loss of the love of your life knowing you will see him again someday. We are so happy we got to know Kenny and experience his wonderful sense of humor. Please know we are here for you and are lifting you up in prayer during this difficult time. We love you……

  • Kathleen, I send my love and hugs to you. I know Kenny is your soulmate, and you be with him again.

  • Kathleen and family,

    I am Jim Green’s step-daughter. Over the years I heard many times how much Kenny meant to Jim and all the fun they had. I know he will be so very missed. Keeping your family in my prayers
    Cammie Onesto

  • Kathleen, I am so saddened by your loss. Kenny is now resting in God’s heavenly peace, a peace that truly surpasses our understanding. He was so very brave, as were you, as you both walked this difficult journey. May the love of God, family and friends, and your beautiful memories, bring you comfort. My love, hugs, and prayers for you and your family.

  • I am so sorry that Kenny lost his fight with his cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. It was nice reconnecting with Kenny and you the last couple of times. Love, Margie English

  • Kenny was the best brother and son we could ever have wanted. We had a special bond with him and he loved his mom so very much. We still have all the memories and the fun stuff we did.Always giving me money and buying us things. He will be deeply missed Mom,Candy and Sis

  • Kathleen….I so enjoyed our fun visit at Dawn’s with Margie, Kenny, You and Myself…..we have been blessed with special times and memories…I remember our times at the reunion….Kenny will be missed and just know that there will be no more pain and suffering…..TILL WE ALL MEET AGAIN IN PARADISE. God Bless you and the family. With my Love, Nancy.

  • Kathleen, we are so saddened to hear about Kenny. What a great guy. He will be missed. Knowing he is in Heaven and out of pain should give you comfort.
    Praying for you and the family

  • There was no one like you in the world. I will miss you every day and hope we get to meet again. You were the best in the world. Love you – Ray, Alicia, Nikita, Noah, Tyson, and our new daughter Lucy aka Lynn.

  • I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all your good memories outweigh your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)