Onerva Miriam (Watka) Korhonen age 101 of Lincoln passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Onerva faced the world in a positive fashion right to the end, smiling and appreciative of everyone who helped. Predeceased by husbands Edwin (1919-1987) and Edward (1920-2008), mother to Wayne (Margaret), Cynthia, and Dana (Patti); grandmother to Adam (Morgan), Rachel (Keith), Kathryn, and Ethan; great grandmother to Wesley, Cooper, and Nathan; and aunt to many nephews and nieces.
She was always involved in her community: she volunteered in the schools, at church, and on the Council for the Aging. She sang in the choir still at age 99. She worked with the 4H. She was a reader. She spoke Finnish fluently and she loved to paint. She loved her neighbors. She believed in women’s, LGBTQIA, and immigrant rights and said so out loud. She cross-country skied with the “ski group.” She will be missed and remembered.
Services for Onerva and burial at Lincoln Cemetery will be private.
Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap Street, Concord, MA 01742 . 978/369-3388 www.concordfuneral.com