Mary Frances "Fran" Andrus (1924 - 2018)

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In loving memory of Mary Frances "Fran" Andrus - Mary Frances Handley "Fran" Andrus died peacefully at Asbury Health Center in Maryville on Thursday, June 7, 2018, with family at her side.
Fran is survived by her son, Marc and his wife Sheila Andrus, San Francisco; daughter, Barbara and her husband David Foster, Knoxville; and three grandchildren, Catherine Pilar Andrus, San Francisco, Chloé Andrus Bringmann and her husband Martin Bringmann, San Francisco, and Alexander Andrus Foster, Knoxville.
Fran, born June 16,1924, in Wayne County, N.C., attended Louisburg College and graduated from Women's College in North Carolina (UNCG). She served in the Signal Corps during WWII, and afterwards the National Archives in Washington followed by work in New Orleans, where she met Francis Hadden Andrus, "Andy." The couple married in 1951, living first in Oak Ridge and then Kingston. Fran was an inspiring public school teacher for 35 years. She excelled as a rosarian and rose judge and led Roane County's American Cancer Society chapter after her husband's death from cancer in 1971.
The burial office will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 314 West Broadway Ave., Maryville, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23. Service leaders are the Right Rev. Brian Cole, homilist; the Right Rev. Marc Andrus, celebrant, and the Rev. John Dukes, officiant. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Fran's memory to either St. Andrew's Episcopal Church or the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, c/o St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
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St Andrew's Episcopal Church
314 W Broadway Ave
Maryville, TN 37801
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Published in Roane County News on June 17, 2018
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