Thursday, November 3, 2005

James E. Andrews, 85, of Cassville, formerly Webster County, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, in his daughter's home in Cassville.

He was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Homer, Iowa, the son of James B. and Bridget (West) Andrews. On March 7, 1944, he was united in marriage to Annie E. May who preceded him in death. He later married Darlene Simpson, who also preceded him in death along with his parents and a daughter, Caren.

Survivors include: a son, James E. Andrews, of West Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter, Peggy VanGorkom, of Cassville; a brother, Benjamin Andrews, of Evanston, Iowa; a sister, Elizabeth Grossnickle, of Dayton, Iowa; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He received his education in Webster County, Iowa, where he was a lifelong resident. He served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. After his discharge from the military, he worked until his retirement in 1982 for U.S. Gypsum, a limestone quarry company. In July 2005, he moved to Cassville to be with his daughter.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Dayton, Iowa, and V.F.W. in Lehigh, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Monday, in Bruces-Graham Funeral Home, 923 1st Avenue, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Local arrangements by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

Burial with military honors will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Ft. Dodge, Iowa.


Cassville, Missouri