FRANCES T. McANDREW
Frances T. McAndrew, age 76, of Kahoka, MO, died early Sunday, May 19, 2013 at her home surrounded by family following a brave battle with cancer.
Frances was born June 11, 1936 in Keokuk, IA, one of eight children of Melvin and Jennie Newcomb Hayden.
She married Thomas E. McAndrew on September 27, 1958 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Keokuk, IA. He preceded her in death on December 19, 2003.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas E. (Nancy) McAndrew of Ottumwa, IA and Stephen McAndrew of Fayette, IA; three daughters, Chris Curtis of Kahoka, MO, Cathy (Mrs. Gary) Randolph of Canton, MO and Heidi (Mrs. Robbie) Schutte of Kahoka, MO; nine grandchildren: Taylor Curtis and Grant Curtis, both of Paris, MO, Megan Randolph and Aury Randolph both of Canton, MO, Shiloh Schmid and Shannon Schmid, both of Columbia, MO, Luke Schutte of Baton Rouge, LA, Lindsay (Mrs. Zach) Crittendom of San Francisco, CA, and Robbie (Melissa) Schutte of Kahoka, MO; four great grandchildren: Tyson Carr, Harley Berhorst, Lucas Critendom and Lauren Schutte; one brother, William (Janice) Hayden of Alexandria, MO; a sister, Alice Howard of Keokuk, IA; three brothers-in-law, John "Jack" McAndrew of Texas, Percy "Pooch" Ames of Keokuk, IA and Dean Lawson of DeWitt, IA; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Laurie McAndrew; two brothers, Melvin Hayden and Joe Hayden; and three sisters, Catherine McGhghy, Jane Ann Lawson and Marylou Ames.
Frances was a graduate of St. Peter's Catholic School in Keokuk, IA and was a faithful member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kahoka.
From 1973 to 1991 she and Tom owned McAndrew Package Liquor in Kahoka. Most of her life and her favorite job, however, was caring for her home and children. She was very creative and sold handmade dolls, stuffed animals and most recently American Doll clothes. Her flower gardens were beautiful pictures as well and her love of flowers extended to her neighbors yards, where she would also lend a helping hand. She loved her neighbors and her neighborhood. She and Tom had enjoyed going dancing and attending auctions and following his death she and her sister continued going to auctions as well as attending yard sales and visiting green houses. She loved taking care of others more than herself. She and Tom both had a sense of humor that carried them through tough times.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kahoka with Father Thomas Alber, officiant. Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Clark Co. Local Cancer Fund.
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