LaVerne Lillian Meyer Anderson, 85, of Jefferson City, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on September 20, 1926, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late William Frederick and Nora Caroline Lasley Meyer. She was married on July 6, 1946, in Ferguson, to Robert (Bob) Anderson, who survives at the home. Laverne was married to Bob for 65 years. Mrs. Anderson was a 1944 graduate of Ferguson High School and attended community college in St. Louis She was employed for 17 years with the State of Missouri, serving the last 10 years as a secretary for the House of Representatives. In earlier years she served with the Bureau of the Blind in St. Louis. She worked side by side with her husband on their farm during her early years. She was an avid gardener, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was quick to help people in need and an anchor to all members of her family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband in and out of the country for pleasure and connected with his work. One of their favorite vacation spots was Mexico which they frequented often. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by her family. Other survivors include six children: Chris (Lee) Anderson, Tebbetts; Kathleen (Stephan) Johannesmeyer, Westphalia; Karen Anderson, Jefferson City; Curt (Jada) Anderson, Jefferson City; Cynthia Anderson, Jefferson City; and Carol (Jeff) Sanders, Jefferson City; 10 grandchildren: Merci McKinney, Heather Gieck, Ashlee Anderson, Robert W. Anderson, Holly Anderson, Brianna Anderson, Elise Anderson, Cory Anderson, Shelby Fisher, and Blake Fisher; 15 great-grandchildren: Karter, Kole, Chelsea, Mason, Cody, Kylie, Dominik, Shania, Jayla, Summer, Brady, Zoey, Faith, Trevor, and Gillian; one sister: Lorraine Bidelman, St. Louis; and one sister-in-law: Eleanor Meyer, Jonesburg. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert H. Anderson Jr. who died while on active duty with the United States Marine Corps; and one brother, William Meyer. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with the Rev. James Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Monday, February 13, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at www.dulletrimble.com.