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Andrew Wells Lewis


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Andrew Wells Lewis

Andrew Wells Lewis, 74, of Springfield, Missouri passed away on October 24, 2017. He was born on September 5, 1943 in Savannah, Georgia. Andy attended Jenkins High School in Savannah and received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1966. He completed his Master's degree in history at the University of Chicago in 1967 and received his PhD in history in 1973 from Harvard University with a specialty in medieval France. Andy taught at Missouri State University for over three decades and was a Professor Emeritus at the time of his death. An acclaimed scholar, Andy was a Macarthur Foundation "Genius Grant" Fellow from 1984 to 1989, and received a bevy of awards for his contributions to the field of French history. His legacy as an academic will live on for generations.

Andy's interests included gardening, current events, and all things historical. He was known for his wit, curiosity, and kindness. He was fiercely devoted to and proud of his family, and perhaps his greatest joy was to spend time with his grandson.

Andy was preceded in death by his father, Emanuel Lewis, and his mother, Margaret Lewis. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Lewis; his daughters, Katherine and Elizabeth Lewis; his son-in-law, Austin Kaplan; grandson, Alexander Lewis Kaplan; brother, Harris Lewis; and brother-in-law, John McEllen.

Services will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.
Published in the News-Leader on Oct. 26, 2017
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