Kenneth Robert “Kenny” Anderson
November 30, 1943 ‒ August 27, 2017
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 condolences:SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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