Lena V. Brewer, age 101 of Woodhull, IL died Saturday November 18, 2017 at the Hillcrest Nursing Home, Geneseo, IL. Graveside services are 11:30 am Saturday November 25,2017 at the Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation is from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to Graveside Services at the Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull, IL where memorials may be left to the Woodhull Cemetery Association. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com
Lena was born June 1, 1916 in Mendon, Missouri to William and Charlottie Hasselbom Billups. She attended the rural Mendon country schools. She was united in marriage to Donald Brewer in Olathe, Kansas on September 17, 1945. He died in 1993.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family. Lena was a 30 year cancer survivor and at the age of 100 she participated in the Race for the Cure.
She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Crouch of Galesburg, two sons: Don (Patricia) Brewer of Alpha and David (Glenna) Brewer of Cambridge, IL, 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Rose, granddaughter Anna, 3 sisters and 5 brothers.