Garnet D. Andrews, 83, a loving wife and devoted mother, formerly of Minard Run Road, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday (May 9, 2012) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
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Born in Bradford on Jan. 4, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Harold Pratt and Clara Caswell Stickney. On Feb. 25, 1949, at the DeGolia United Brethern Church, she married William E. Andrews, who survives.
Garnet was a member of the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church, where she had a prayer ministry. She always sent the right card or flowers to those hurting or in need and also sang in the choir. Many were touched by her unfailing kindness. She was also known for her love of baking and was famous for her fudge, pies and cinnamon rolls.
Surviving, in addition to her husband of 63 years, are two sons, Daniel (Lori) Andrews of Charlottesville, Va., and Jeff (Sara) Andrews of Bradford; two daughters, Bonnie (Tom) Groce and Linda Jane (Dave) Farrell, both of Bradford; two sisters, Mary Lou Lockhart of Kendall, N.Y., and Marion Shinners of Kill Buck, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. She was involved and interested in the lives of her seven grandchildren, Jeremiah Andrews, Rachel Andrews, Andrew (Brandy) Groce, Elizabeth Groce, Raleigh Farrell, Robbie Farrell and Abigail Andrews; and was recently blessed with her first great-granddaughter, Delaney Groce.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant sons; two sisters, Shirley Lewis and Doris Wirges; and two brothers, Hugh Pratt and Bob Stickney.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Edward Hillard officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from May 11 to May 16, 2012