MARY M. ANDES, 96, OF LOWER POTTSGROVE Mary M. (Wade) Andes, 96, wife of the late Forrest M. "Jim" Andes, died Monday, at Sanatoga Court, Lower Pottsgrove Twp. She was a former resident of Ridge Pike, Limerick Twp. Mrs. Andes was born on September 17, 1915, in Limerick Twp. She was a daughter of the late Warren H. and Lizzie L. (Badman) Wade. Mrs. Andes was a member of St. James Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Women Of The ELCA. She was a member of the Limerick Fire Co. Ladies Aux. and a volunteer poll worker for Limerick Twp. elections. She also was a 4-H leader and taught furniture refinishing and upholstering for the PA Dept. of Agriculture Montgomery Co. Extension Service. Mrs. Andes is survived by her children, Jacqueline M., wife of the late Joseph Bressi, Pottstown; Beverly A., wife of the late Edward Rowan, Limerick Twp., and Donald L., husband of Rita (Knaster) Andes, Limerick Twp.; her sister, Gladys Slonaker, New Hanover, Twp.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry Wade and Warren Wade Jr. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, at St. James Lutheran Church, Swamp Pike and Kugler Road, Limerick Twp., with Bobbie Hoffman, Director Of Discipling, officiating. Burial will be in Limerick Garden Of Memories. Friends may call from 10 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, at church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 93 Kugler Rd., Limerick, PA 19468; or the Limerick Fire Co., 390 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468. Arrangements are by Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., Trappe.
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Published in The Mercury on Aug. 22, 2012