Irene Anderson

Irene Anderson, 85, of Southgate, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at her home. She was born November 1, 1928 in Fostoria to Austin Everett and Louise (Moon) Smith. She first married Kenneth Palmerton, and he passed away. She then married Willard “Gene” Meeker and he passed away. Then, she married her third husband, LaVern Anderson, and he died.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Lee, of Fostoria; a son, David Meeker, of Southgate; a sister, Shelby Johnson, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; five grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and, six great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary Palmerton; a sister, Ruth Ann Smith; and brothers, Clifford, Marvin, Dale, Ray, Gerald and Ernest Smith.
Irene was a payroll clerk for over 30 years for the Motor City Automotive Company in Dearborn, Michigan.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Merle Robinson officiating.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or to the Humane Society of the donor’s choice.
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