Verna C. Anderson, age 82, of Alpha, Illinois died Thursday January 1, 2015 in her home. There are no services. Private burial will be in the Andover Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be left to the donor's favorite charity. Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha is in charge of arrangements.
She was born April 7, 1932 in Golden, IL to Ralph and Elsie Grunwalt Eilts. On December 31, 1948, she was united in marriage to Everett "Shorty" Anderson in Kewanee, IL. He died in 1986.
Verna worked at Paul's Grocery Store and Bubon's Drugstore both in Alpha and retired from the AlWood Pharmacy in 1997. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Ophiem and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, camping and being with people.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen S. (Galeon Huebbe) Anderson of Newhall, IA, 2 grandchildren, Dan (Paula) Brown of Maquoketa, IA, Myranda (James) Brown-Grchan of Milan, IL, Great grandchildren, Kayla Brown and Danielle Berg, 1 great great grandson Emmett Daniel James Brown, 1 brother Elmer "Bud" Eilts of Kewanee, IL and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, 2 sons, 1 great grandson 1 sister and 2 brothers preceded her in death.
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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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