Betty Louise (Rhoades) Anderson

Born: Sat., Jan. 29, 1921
Died: Fri., Aug. 23, 2013


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Betty Louise Anderson, 92, of Warren, PA went home to be with her Lord after a long and courageous battle with COPD and emphysema on Friday, August 23, 2013.  Betty was born January 29, 1921 in Warren, PA, the daughter of the late James Albert and Cora Ann Gheres Rhoades.  

Betty had been employed at various locations in Warren, working at Solar Electric, Warren State Hospital and the New Process Company.  She was a former member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.  Betty also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles Club. She will be most remembered for living life to the fullest.  She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and playing bingo, dancing and traveling.  Betty was happiest when she was helping others or making them laugh.

She is survived by three daughters, Anita Louise Wilson of Goose Creek, SC, Debra McGreehan of Warren, PA and  Susan Faye Joseph, and husband, Peter, of Las Vegas, NV; one son, LeRoy Johnson, Jr. of St. Stephens, SC;  seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, LeRoy Johnson; second husband, Kenneth Anderson; four brothers, George Albert Rhoades, Robert Rhoades, and twins, Donald and Dewey Rhoades; three sisters, Alberta Cora Rhoades Dickerson, Belle Augusta Baxter and Dorothy Pauline Kifer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Warren Unit, 2 Crescent Park West, Warren, PA 16365.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Betty's family would like to thank the staff of Helpmates for the wonderful care and friendship that they expressed to Betty throughout the years.



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Krista Johnson
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
Grandma, I know you were ready to leave this earth but it was sooner than I expected!! At least you are at peace now and can rest. I will miss those conversations that we had so often talking about everything in the world imaginable. We all love you and miss you dearly. At least you are n heaven with all your family and my mom too. I know I will see you one day so until then now that I love you dearly and will miss you too Love Krista Johnson, Bryan and Karissa Wadford

John and Diane Dick
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
We have thought of Betty so many times through the years. What a treasure your mother,grandmother, and sister was. Always had that big smile with that personality that
Brightened every room she entered. You all were extremely fortunate to have had her 92 years.

Valerie Grosch
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
To family and friends: Betts was a force ~ to be loved and enjoyed by so many. Her laugh could never be ignored or mistaken for anyone else's. She loved to laugh and dance. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining and was eventually allowed to reclaim her oven. I called her Aunt Betts even though she was in fact my mom's cousin, and they were lifelong, dear friends. She was a huge part of our family, and I have so many happy memories of being with her. She was there to comfort me when my mom passed, and I will always be grateful for her kindness. She touched many lives and will be sadly missed by all. Deepest sympathy to all who loved her.

Brenda Richards Wigren
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
To Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I remember walking into the Sugar Bowl for an ice cream soda with Susie and our two Bettys' sitting in a booth with their laughter drowning out the song American Pie. That was 43 years ago. Betty was a great lady. She always welcomed me into your home as a child. We lost touch over the years. I guess it's our turn to be the Grandma's. Betty left a high standard to live up to.

Karen(Anderson) Lee, Jim Anderson, Kay(Anderson) Launer
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
To the family....so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. We have kept in touch with her over the years and she was always so cheerful and glad to hear from us and it was a pleasure to see her too. I'm sure she will be missed by you all. Condolences to you all.

virginia soboski
   Posted Sun August 25, 2013
Deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of your mom. she was a great lady ,always enjoyed workingwith her. her laughfter was infectious and a smile that could light up anyones heart, 32

Gert Yaple
   Posted Sun August 25, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the family of Betty. I worked with her through
Helpmates for about a year, and always enjoyed my time with her.
She was quick to see the good around her, and was quite a life-loving
gal. She lived a wonderful full life and that was contagious. Will never
forget her. May God meet you with His peace in your time of sorrow.

Barb Babcock
   Posted Mon August 26, 2013
Debbie-It is sad to lose our parents, but I am sure you are comforted that she is no longer in any pain. She was always having fun from my memories when we were younger! She lead a full life. So very sorry for your loss.

Annamarie Miller
   Posted Mon August 26, 2013
Betty will be missed by all of us. She was a lovely caring lady.

Theresa Darling
   Posted Mon August 26, 2013
My sincere sympathy to Deb and all of Betty's children. The world is a less bright place without her. Betty was an inspiration for me. She lived life to the fullest; she was generous, fun-loving, curious, and always appreciative of another person's helpfulness. I enjoyed working for Betty, and consider her a dear friend that I will miss always. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to know and help her during her final months.

Virginia Soboski
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
Butch, special memories of your Mom.Sorry for your loss. ginny

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