Maxine Evelyn Anderson, 85, of Viola, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Viola Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Memorials may be made to the Mercer County Animal Shelter. She was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Rock Island, to Harry and Mae Sigmund Weidner. She married LaVern G. Anderson of Alpha on Sept. 9, 1945, at Church of Peace, Rock Island. He preceded her in death Jan. 17, 2009. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1943. Mrs. Anderson had worked at the Viola Sale Barn lunchroom in Viola for 25 years. She was a wonderful homemaker and mother. Some of Mom and Dad's happiest times were when they camped at antique motor shows with their friends. Her hobbies included making quilts by hand, gardening and making homemade pies. Survivors include her daughter, Colleen (Dave) Moore, Viola; two sons, Mike (Pam) Anderson, Lynn Center and Jerry Anderson, Viola; grandchild, Chad (Jenny) Anderson and great-grandchildren, Abigail, Ethan and Eli Anderson, all of Elmwood, Ill., and special little man, Willy Viager. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Delores Jansen.