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LaVern E. Anderson

April 17th, 1932 – August 12th, 2018

LaVern E. Anderson, age 86 of Macomb, IL, formerly of Astoria, IL, passed away at 9:45 am Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on April 17, 1932 in Astoria, the daughter of Samuel and Ruby (Hulvey) Workman. She married Herbert Howe on May 16, 1951 in Astoria. He preceded her in death in 1988. She later married Charles Anderson in Astoria. He survives.

Also surviving are her son, Thomas (and Glenda) Howe of Astoria, two daughters, Judy Kennedy of Sarcoxi, MO and Linda Kaufman of Normal, IL, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one step-son Robert Anderson of Williamsville, IL, two step-daughters, Cindy Branch and Debbie Sutton, both of Macomb, IL, 7 step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren, and two brothers, James (and Roberta) Workman and Max (and Marilyn) Workman, both of Astoria.

LaVern was preceded in death by her parents, one son John Howe, her sister Marjorie Wilson, and her brother Virgil Workman.

She was a homemaker. She also worked for Stevens Publishing in Astoria for several years.

She was a member of the Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb. She enjoyed playing cards and games at Lafayette Square Apartments, where she resided.

Graveside services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Astoria Cemetery. Pastor Donnie Case will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Maple Avenue Christian Church. There will be no visitation.


August 13th, 2018

Tom, Linda, and Judy Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Warren and Linda Howe

August 13th, 2018

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother.
Frank and Janice Dooley

August 13th, 2018

Tommy, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Butch Minor

August 14th, 2018

So sorry for your loss, Lavern was a friend to us and a great card player partner. She will be missed by all of us here at Lafayette Square

August 14th, 2018

Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. God bless your families

August 15th, 2018

So sorry to here of your loss. I have known your Mother since I was a little girl she was a wonderful person. Bob and Loretta Mummert

August 15th, 2018

So sorry to hear of Laverne’s passing. May God grant all of you His comfort and peace during this time of sadness. Bill Weime

August 15th, 2018

Judy, Linda & Tom I am so sorry to hear of LaVerne passing, even though I didn't see her often I will miss her so much just knowing that she has left us. My thoughts are with you all at this time.
Diane Westlake

August 15th, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Laverne’s passing. My heart and prayers go out to the family at this time.
Jill (Bucher) Brecher

August 19th, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God surround you with HIS loving arms.
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