Theresa L. (Anderson) BarrettJuly 5, 1957 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 60)
Theresa Anderson, 60, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 5, 1957 in Evansville, the first child and only daughter of Jerry and Deloris (Klenck) Anderson. She departed this life as she had lived it, surrounded by her parents, brothers and daughters.
Theresa had a lifelong gift of genuine caring and compassionate concern for others. As a young girl, Theresa cared for her 5 younger brothers while her parents worked. During this time an intense bond between her and her brothers began. Theresa later worked at the Whirlpool plant for over 20 years, where she served as a union steward in addition to her regular duties. This allowed her to continue helping others. She was a devoted mother to three very active daughters. She was enthusiastically involved in the girls’ participation in dance, cheerleading and played hostess to their many friends. In recent years, she proved to be as proud and involved with her three granddaughters as she was with her own children. After working at Whirlpool until it’s close, Theresa began a career in the medical field as a phlebotomist. Her position at Gateway Medical Center, once again allowed her to nurture others with her special talents. Patients often commented about Theresa’s ability to put them at ease while painlessly performing necessary procedures.
Along with her parents, Jerry and Deloris Anderson of Fort Branch, she is survived by three daughters: Michelle Johnson of Fort Branch, Decia (Ken) York of New Harmony, Jonie (Cory) Lamb of Evansville; five brothers: Jerry (Jonie) Anderson of Owensville, Roger (Deborah) Anderson of Oakland City, John Anderson of Owensville, Steve (Becki) Anderson of Haubstadt and Ed Anderson of Fort Branch; three granddaughters: Isabella York, Zoey Dunn and Cora Lamb; and her fiance’ Rick Kirk of Fort Branch.
Stodghill Funeral Home at 500 East Park Street, Fort Branch, IN will be in charge of arrangements with visitation on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the same location.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to cover medical and funeral expenses at: Stodghill Funeral Home, 500 East Park Street, Fort Branch, IN. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.stodghillfuneralhome.com.