Irene P. (Renee) Anderson passed away on April 16, 2021 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling, WV.

Renee was born on May 5, 1928 in Youngstown, OH, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Janitor) Lawrence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lou Krause of Youngstown, OH.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, John D; son, Thomas (Suzanne) of Pittsburgh, PA; daughters, Lori Myers (Joseph) of Madison, CT and Terri Cremo (Dmitri) of Melcroft, PA; son, Jack of Columbus, OH. John and Renee were blessed with 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Renee met John at a youth dance in Youngstown, OH in 1944 and married at St. Dominic’s Church in Youngstown, OH in 1949. Renee supported John’s engineering studies at the University of Cincinnati by working in the office of the vice-president.

She originated and chaired Teddy Bear Day at Oglebay’s Good Zoo for 12 years. She was also a committed member and chair of the Ohio Valley Medical Center Auxiliary and Wheeling Victorian Society. Renee was an accomplished oil painter, and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, WV.

She will be remembered as the centerpiece of the family and will forever be their sunshine.

The Anderson Family would like to thank the entire staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home for the tremendous care, support, and love they gave to Renee during her stay.

Friends received on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Rd, Wheeling, WV (304-232-2732). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, WV with the Reverend Harold F. Dunn M.S.A. as celebrant. Internment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV. Rosary Devotions will be held Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www. kepnerfuneral.com.