Nina LaVon McKean Andersen – age 82 of Lawson, MO passed away Saturday morning, September 17th, 2022 in Excelsior Springs, MO. Nina was born on June 8th, 1940, the daughter of Theodore Rex and LaVon (Madsen) McKean in Oakland, CA. She graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, UT. She married Richard “Tom” Andersen on March 21st, 1959 in Salt Lake City. Nina spent most of her life as a homemaker. She worked as a school cook at Lawson R-XIV School and had a cleaning business for a time. She loved gardening and canning the vegetables she grew. Nina liked cooking and she was good at it. She enjoyed collecting antiques, crafting and sewing. She would make blankets, slippers and clothes for friends and family members. Nina always loved to joke around and make others laugh. Her family meant everything to her. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. 

Nina was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; parents and sister, Thurza Ann “Bobbie” McKean. She is survived by her son, Thomas “Mac” Andersen (Shelley) of Lawson, MO; son, Timothy “Mitch” Andersen of Excelsior Springs, MO; grandchildren, Gavin, Zachary, Chase, Caden, Mackenzie, Cameron and Madison; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Lawson Booster Club in care of the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday, September 26th, 2022, at Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop. Private burial at the Missouri State Veteran’s Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. There will be no formal funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop (816) 740-4658. Online guestbook at