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Willa Katherine (Adkins) Anderson, 75, Buckner, Missouri passed away December 25, 2021 at her home, after a short battle with cancer. A visitation will be held 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 30, 2021 at First Christian Church of Buckner. Funeral services will follow at 11:00. Burial in Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, Missouri.
She was born, October 1, 1946 to Woodrow Wilson Adkins and Emily Frances (O’Neill) Adkins. Willa was the oldest of eight children. She graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1964.
Willa married the love of her life, Keith M. Anderson on August 3rd, 1973. They were married for 41 years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening. The vegetable and beautiful flowers she and her husband grew were fantastic. They shared all of this with many people. She also enjoyed doing embroidery and counted cross-stitch. Willa did beautiful work and gave some of it as gifts. She loved reading The Kansas City Star and started each day with the news. Her main love was her family and taking care of them.
She is survived by: dauhter, Angela Buckner; son, Murry Keeran and her step-daughter, Sandy Christensen; sisters & brothers-in-law, Emma & Steve Brendel, Sara & William Miller, Mishelle & Steve Newman; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas & Linda Becker; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Willa is proceeded in death by: parents; husband, Keith; siblings, Steven Becker, Richard Brown and Betty Jane Burks.
She will be mourned and greatly missed by her family.