Lena V. Brewer, age 101, of Woodhull died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Geneseo. Graveside services were at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to graveside services at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull, where memorials may be left to the Woodhull Cemetery Association.

Lena V. Brewer, age 101, of Woodhull died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Geneseo.

Graveside services were at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to graveside services at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull, where memorials may be left to the Woodhull Cemetery Association.

Lena was born June 1, 1916, in Mendon, Mo., to William and Charlottie Hasselbom Billups. She attended the rural Mendon country schools. She was united in marriage to Donald Brewer in Olathe, Kan., on Sept. 17, 1945. He died in 1993.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family. Lena was a 30-year cancer survivor and at the age of 100 she participated in the Race for the Cure.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Crouch of Galesburg; two sons, Don (Patricia) Brewer of Alpha and David (Glenna) Brewer of Cambridge; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rose; granddaughter, Anna; three sisters; and five brothers.

Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.