OBITUARY

Ira McIvor Anderson

March 31, 1933November 23, 2021
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Ira McIvor Anderson, 88, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2021 at Bedford Hospice House.

Ira was born on March 31, 1933 in Lynchburg and was the daughter of the late Robert Cunningham and Lena Woodall Cunningham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Jack McIvor and second husband Archer Anderson; son David McIvor and sister, June Wright.

Ira loved spending time in nature and especially enjoyed long walks, butterflies, cardinals and riding along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Ira’s greatest joy in life came from spending time with her family and helping others--she truly had a servant’s heart. She was a longtime member of Monroe United Methodist Church.

Ira is survived by her children Bob McIvor and his wife Marcie, Jackie Kent and her husband Joe; sisters Dorothy Cullen and Mary Lemon and her husband Jim; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, November 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Reverend Dr. David Turner officiating. Interment will follow at McIvor family cemetery in Monroe.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions in Ira’s name are asked to consider Bedford Hospice House, 1025 Turning Point Rd, Bedford, VA 24523. The family thanks them for the excellent care and compassion that they showed to Ira.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Cunningham, Father (deceased)
  • Lena Woodall Cunningham, Mother (deceased)
  • Jack McIvor, 1st Husband (deceased)
  • Archer Anderson, 2nd Husband (deceased)
  • David McIvor, Son (deceased)
  • June Wright, Sister (deceased)
  • Bob McIvor (Marcie), Son
  • Jackie Kent (Joe), Daughter
  • Dorothy Cullen, Sister
  • Mary Lemon (Jim), Sister
  • Ira is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Christopher McIvor
  • Robert Sullivan
  • Kyle Brooks
  • Jimmy Lemon
  • Joe Kent
  • Roy McIvor
  • DONATIONS

  • Bedford Hospice House

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

Memories

Ira McIvor Anderson

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Debbie Doyle

December 4, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.
Mrs. McIvor Anderson was a very sweet , friendly, beautiful lady.
I remember her from all the times at Monroe Methodist.
May all your memories comfort you always.
Heaven has a new Angel.
God bless you all.

Teresa Mcivor Russell

November 30, 2021

Bobby and Jackie
I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing.
She had the kindest soul. You and your families are in my prayers.
Love Teresa

James Hamilton

November 28, 2021

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. I'm sorry I can't be there to show my respects for someone who is like family, She and all of you are family. Love from J.B. and family.

Carolyn McIvor Dews

November 27, 2021

I was so sorry to read about Ira this morning. I send love and prayers to all of you. I remember you as young children - we moved away in 1973. I used to see Ira when Monroe Methodist had reunions.

Bibb Humphrey

November 26, 2021

I am truly saddened to hear Mrs.McIvor has I knew her has passed away. I have known her and her family for many years. My prayers are with the family in this time. She was such a sweet and kind person.
Respectively
Bibb Humphrey

Drew Blankenship

November 24, 2021

Such a wonderful person and beautiful soul. Always giving…never asking. I’m so thankful you were a part of my life Grandma. Rest easy.
Love from Drew and The Hamilton Family

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