WALNUT — Ona Lorene (Smith) Andersen, 93, of Walnut died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Walnut Manor.
She was born April 26, 1920, in South Pekin, Tazewell County, the daughter of Lloyd and Bessie (Brines) Smith. She moved with her parents to Bureau County when she was about 4 years old and lived in Manlius Township ever since.
She married Paul L. Andersen on June 27, 1936, in Fort Madison, Iowa, and they farmed for more than 70 years in the Walnut area. She enjoyed her family and especially having her grandchildren spending time at the farm during their summer break. She enjoyed working in her beautiful flower garden, family genealogy, area history and spending many winters in Tucson, Ariz.
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