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CREVE COEUR - Eleanor May Andrews, 85, of Creve Coeur passed away at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born May 1, 1927, in Peoria to Herman and Leora (Glens) Thurman, she married Thomas "Jack" Andrews on Sept. 1, 1950, in Peoria. He died Dec. 5, 2009.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thomas Thurman.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Jackson of Creve Coeur; one son, Allan Andrews of Creve Coeur; one grandson, David (Katherine) Jackson of North Pekin; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carolyn (Gary) Bown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Evelyn (Melvin) Jones of Peoria.

She was a member of Bethel Memorial United Church of Christ in Creve Coeur, where she had been the financial secretary since 1988. She was a life member of East Peoria Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2078 Ladies Auxiliary.

Eleanor enjoyed reading, crocheting and playing the piano for her Sunday school class.

Her memorial service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Bethel Memorial United Church of Christ in Creve Coeur. The Rev. Paul Isom will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. tonight at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur and also from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial of cremated remains will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Memorial United Church of Christ, 201 S. Main St., Creve Coeur, IL 61610.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 7, 2013
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