Funeral services for Sylvia “Louise” Andrews, 70, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Andrews passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at her home, after a long, courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
She was born June 18, 1944, in West Plains, to James and Ada Bale. Louise graduated from West Plains High School in 1962. She met a young man and love of her life, Gordon Andrews, at her father’s (Howell and Oregon) County Line Grocery. They were married June 29, 1963. Louise accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age at Elk Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church where her father was an elder. She served Elk Creek as a faithful member who truly loved the Lord. She was the pianist for many years. She spent five years after high school working at the West Plains Cheese Company. When her children were little, she was a homemaker. Then Louise spent eighteen years as a secretary for the West Plains R-7 school district. Louise enjoyed doing for others, putting others first, traveling with Gordon in their numerous motorhomes, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her loving father, James Bale, her beloved mother, Ada Bale, two brothers, Charles Bale and Jimmy Bale (infant) and one brother-in-law, Al Baker.
Louise is survived by her husband and caregiver of 51 years, Gordon Andrews; two daughters and their spouses, Sheri and Joe Lammert and Tina and Marvin Hatley; two sisters, Barbara Baker, Marie Skinner and her husband, Tom; a sister-in-law, Betty Bale; five grandchildren, Peyton Lammert, Drew Lammert, Ethan Hatley, Josiah Hatley and Elias Hatley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends who will miss her very much.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Elk Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Elk Creek Cemetery or The Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
April 13, 2015 @ 12:52 pm
Louise was a rare and beautiful person whose kind spirit has forever touched the hearts of many. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
Beth (Lasswell) Bristow
April 13, 2015 @ 6:58 pm
Louise had a quiet sense of humor. When I made many visits to the WP School System because of my social worker position with DFS, I knew I could count on Louise to help me get through the protocol of working with children. She always had a smile and something pleasant to say. Prayers to her family – she will be missed.
Mary Beth Lasswell Bristow
Vicki Cooper Norma Cooper
April 14, 2015 @ 12:57 am
To Louise’s Family,
I am so very sorry for your families loss. Even though Louise had been very sick I know you are never ready to give them up. I am sure it comforts you to know she is not suffering anymore and never will again. Heaven needed a beautiful angel!
Mine and mom’s thoughts and prayers are with you!
April 14, 2015 @ 1:51 pm
Sheri, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your mother’s love will live forever in the hearts and memories of everyone around her. Mothers and daughters have a special bond and I know you are missing her. Please know that your friends are thinking about you and send you lots of love and hugs.
Take care of yourself.
Walter and Barbara Barnard
April 14, 2015 @ 2:10 pm
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the family during this sad time. Embrace the good times. I’m sure she will do good things in heaven as she did on Earth.
Jim & Jeanne Swope
April 15, 2015 @ 8:07 am
Gordon & family,
We are sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you today and the future as you grieve over your loss. May God comfort you at this time.
Jeff & Rowan
April 15, 2015 @ 12:41 pm
Heart’s been with you. Trust time. Continue loving.
Debbie & Bill Davis
April 17, 2015 @ 5:59 am
Gordon & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. May God comfort you and keep you in the palm of his mighty hand.