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ANDREWS GERTRUDE W. ANDREWS "Trudy" Gertrude Elizabeth Whitaker Andrews, lovingly known as "Trudy" passed away peacefully on March 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois at Sunrise Senior Living of Lincoln Park attended by her son, daughter and grandsons, Daniel and Michael. Trudy was born in Norton, VA on October 28, 1923, the youngest child of Joe and Effie Whitaker. She graduated from J.I. Burton High, received an associates degree from Clinch Valley College and worked for First National Bank of Norton. She lived in Kansas briefly, working for the Eisenhower Library before returning to Virginia to work for the Social Security Administration, rising to Disability Adjudicator. After retiring she attained a license and sold real estate until the age of 85. Trudy had a loving and generous spirit and will always be remembered as one who looked for opportunities to serve others. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, John Marshall Andrews of Alexandria, VA; her daughter, Diana S. Phillips of Chicago, IL and son, Robert N. Shell (B.J.) of Houston, TX; sister and best friend, Ethel B. Burton of Big Stone Gap, VA; her grandchildren, A. Daniel Phillips III, (Cary), Michael M. Phillips (Leah), Jon Shell (Janice, Rob Shell (Nadine); Jeff Shell (Harry), Elisabeth Shell, Allison Shell-van Koolwijk (Martijn) and Christopher Shell (Crystal); her great-grandchildren, Maddie and Taylor Shell, Halla van Koolwijk, Emily and Nathan Phillips, Jack (Phillips) Brown; as well as many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314 on May 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. The family requests any memorial gifts be made in her name to , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090 or at The family requests any memorial gifts be made in her name to , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090 or at

Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 27, 2014
Trudy teaching Jack to make rolls Visiting in Chicago: Daniel, Cary, Diana, Jack, Mike, Trudy Trudy and John at Masonic Temple Gertrude W. Andrews
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