Izetta L. “Iney” Ankrum, 93, of Wintersville, OH, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus Friday, April 13, 2018, at Valley Hospice Care Center North.
She was born in Kolmont, Mingo Junction, OH, Feb. 15, 1925. Izetta was known by many different names like Grandma, Grandma Iney, aunt Iney and aunt B-Iney.
She was one of the oldest members of Kolmont Church, Mingo Junction, and loved to attend her Sunday school class known as the Welcome Circle Class.
Iney was a good cook and loved baking.
Preceded Iney in death were her husband, Franklin L. “Frank” Ankrum; mother, Lenora “Toots” Bailey; and brother, Fred Bailey.
Surviving are three sons, Larry (Jennifer) Wright of Sunbury, OH, Richard (Anita) Ankrum of Wintersville, OH, and P. Dean (Erin) Ankrum of Wellsburg, WV; six grandchildren, Sabrina (Josh) Evans of Lakewood, CO, Elizabeth (Duane Bradley) Wright of Westerville, OH, Rebecca (Jason) Yanni of Westerville, OH, Darci (Brad) Sidwell of Palmyra, VA, Derek Ankrum of Columbus, OH, and Brittany (Doug) VanHorn of Mingo Junction, OH; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Thomas of Albany, KY, and Wilma (Jim) Kough of Richmond, OH, who was like a daughter to her; sister-in-law, Margaret Bailey of Hopedale, OH; special cousin, Esther (Donald) Fugett of Wintersville, OH; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., where a service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roger Wayne and Pastor Herbert Fletcher officiating. Burial at Union Cemetery.
Her family wants to express its most heartfelt thanks to the staff of Gables in Hopedale, OH, and Valley Hospice of Steubenville for their loving care and tremendous support in Izetta’s last days.
Condolences at www.shorac.com.