John W. Anderson

December 16, 1930 - December 31, 2019

Leave a message of condolence
Send Flowers


Saturday, January 4, 2020 11:30 AM Vernon Funeral Home


Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at Vernon Funeral Home

Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at Vernon Funeral Home

John W Anderson, 89, of Urbana, Ohio passed away on December 31, 2019 in Vancrest of Urbana.

He was born December 16, 1930 in Urbana, Ohio to Willis and Besse Anderson. John was a 1949 graduate from Cable High School. He worked for Howard Paper Co. for 39 years and then retired after 3 years with Mercy Memorial Hospital of Urbana.

John was a lifelong member of Urbana United Methodist Church. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards, reading and most of all spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife of 69 years, Verna Joan Anderson; daughter, Karen (Douglas) Ebel; sons, Mark (Robin) Anderson, Philip (Kathy) Anderson; grandchildren Ian (Annie) Anderson, Andrew (Dominique) Jones, Nathan Jones and Emily Jones; his brother James (Nancy) Bumgarner; his sisters Alice Foust, Nellie Outram, Joyce (Fred) McClure, Celesta Venneman.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wilbur Anderson, Lester Anderson, Frank Anderson; sister Donna Thomas.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10 - 11:30 AM on Saturday January 4, 2020 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 AM with Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mutual, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the Urbana Methodist Church.

Condolences may be made to the family at


Karen Bowman - Jan 12, 2020
Mrs. Anderson, Karen & family - sorry to read about the passing of Mr. Anderson. May the memories provide great comfort. Wishing you all strength. My thoughts are with you.
Leroy & Mary - Jan 4, 2020
Joan, we are sorry.
Heather McClure - Jan 2, 2020
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Uncle Johnny! I enjoyed seeing him at the various family gatherings throughout the years and more recently at the Bengals games!
Rosalie Woodruff Kusd - Jan 2, 2020
I always enjoyed seeing him and his special smile and sense of humor. Sorry for your loss.
Deena - Jan 1, 2020
Philip, I am so sorry for your loss.
Tina Anderson - Jan 1, 2020
Prayers and thoughts for the whole family
Delores Noland - Jan 1, 2020
Joanne and family, So sorry to hear of John's passing.
Sue Roland - Dec 31, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. Know he is pain free now and at peace.
Bev McConnell - Dec 31, 2019
Karen and family, please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of a very dear person. I pray for your comfort during this difficult time.

Recent Obituaries

Skillman, McDonald & Vernon
Vernon Funeral Home
Urbana, OH
Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon
North Lewisburg, OH

© 2017, Vernon Family Funeral Home