Viola Marie Anderson


November 30, 1913 - July 13, 2013

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Viola Marie Anderson, 99, of Ottawa died on July 13, 2013 at LaSalle County Nursing Home.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, with Carl Hardie, of Ottawa Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the funeral home.

Viola was born on November 30, 1913 in Freedom Township, to Milton and Mary (Bigford) Hallowell. She married to Harvey C. Anderson on January 6, 1934 in Ottawa. He died on September 29, 1999. She had been a long time member of First United Methodist Church in Ottawa. Viola was employed by J.C. Penny for 25 years and was a regular volunteer at the Ottawa Community Hospital.

She is survived by 2 daughters Anita (Clark) Andrews, of Maple Park, IL and Sue (Bob) White, of Naperville, 8 grandchildren, Andrea Artley, Gregory and Jeffrey Andrews, Stuart White, Julie Honaker, Jill Koulas, Douglas and John Pleskovitch, 13 great grandchildren and a dear friend, Esther Sommer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, 2 brothers, Clifford and Howard Hallowell and a daughter, Joanne Pleskovitch.

Pallbearers will be Gregory and Jeffrey Andrews, John and Doug Pleskovitch, Stuart White and Logan Sommer.

Memorials may be directed to LaSalle County Nursing Home or Vitas Hospice.