Ruth Virginia Andrews was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Elmira, N.Y., and passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Florida.
Her first husband, Elmo Aldrich and second husband, Vincent Andrews preceded her in death. She is survived by her beloved children, son, Arden (Lisa) Aldrich of Rockwell, Texas; daughters, Leona (Norman) Locey of Lady Lake, Fla., Dorinda (Doug) Wachter of Rochester, N.Y., Darlene Wheeler of Douglasville, Ga., Roxann (David) Gross of Kanona, N.Y.; along with 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Virginia sang in her church choir at the First Baptist Church in Dunnellon, Fla. She also enjoyed painting and was a talented artist.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, N.Y. on Friday, March 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will be held there on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. Pastor Craig Buckley will celebrate Virginia's life. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Please sign her guestbook in obituaries at

Funeral Home

Olthof Funeral Home
1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904
(607) 733-7566

Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Feb. 28 to Mar. 6, 2012