Archive for Wednesday, June 19, 2002


June 19, 2002


Funeral services for Jim Richard Andrews, 86, Baldwin City, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Church of Christ, Baldwin City. Mr. Andrews died Monday, June 17, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center.

He was born Oct. 30, 1915 in Dwight, the son of Alba A. and Mildred (LaHue) Andrews. He graduated from Dwight High School in 1932.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from January 1941 until October 1945. He served in the Pacific Theater with the 120th Ordinance Company. He saw action in the Solomon Islands, Fiji and the Philippines. Awards include the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Unit Plaque, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the American Defense Service Medal.

He married Lillian Rose Howe at Clinton, Mo. on April 6, 1946. She died Nov. 23, 1991. They moved to Baldwin City in 1953 where he worked as a pipefitter-welder out of Local Union 763 in Lawrence until his retirement in 1980. After his retirement, he worked as a volunteer in the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program and delivered meals for the Senior Center.

He was a member of the Baldwin Church of Christ, a life member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 763, receiving his 50-year pin in 1997 and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 228.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Andrews, two sons, Richard Andrews and his wife, Paula, and Alba Andrews and his wife, Bambi, all of Baldwin City; two sisters, Esther Tardino, Warsaw, Mo., and Alice Cornett, Harrison, Ark.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian, six brothers and five sisters.

He will be buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka at 3 p.m. Friends may call after 11 a.m. today at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin City, where the family will receive friends today from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baldwin Church of Christ or the Baldwin Care Center and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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