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William Gene "Bill" Andrews

July 13, 1926 - March 24, 2013
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William "Bill" Andrews, 86 of Columbus, IN. passed from the arms of his loving family into the arms of his Savior on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Bill was born July 13, 1926, on a farm in St. Louis Crossing to Earl and Berniece Andrews and was one of seven children: Earl Andrews, Jr. of Port Orchard, Washington, Betty Matthias of Indianapolis, Lois Flinn (deceased), Phyllis Westerfield of Columbus, Donald Andrews of Columbus, and infant sister, Bonnie (deceased). Bill served in the Navy during WWII. He was a member of the SAE Fraternity at Franklin College where he graduated in 1949 with a degree in Pre-Law/Business Administration. He then...
William "Bill" Andrews, 86 of Columbus, IN. passed from the arms of his loving family into the arms of his Savior on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Bill was born July 13, 1926, on a farm in St. Louis Crossing to Earl and Berniece Andrews and was one of seven children: Earl Andrews, Jr. of Port Orchard, Washington, Betty Matthias of Indianapolis, Lois Flinn (deceased), Phyllis Westerfield of Columbus, Donald Andrews of Columbus, and infant sister, Bonnie (deceased).
Bill served in the Navy during WWII. He was a member of the SAE Fraternity at Franklin College where he graduated in 1949 with a degree in Pre-Law/Business Administration. He then went on to a 35 year career as a Service Manager at Cummins where he made many, lifelong friends.
Bill was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, Camon 343 for 64 years. He served as Past Master of the lodge, was a Scottish Rite member, a Shriner, a member of Eastern Star and was involved with High 12 at local, state and international levels. He was a member of the Hope American Legion and a member and docent of the Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum. He was a faithful member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
The funeral service celebrating the life and legacy of William "Bill" Andrews will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Columbus, IN. with Pastor Dave Blystone and Paul Johnson officiating.
Calling hours will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th St. and from 10:00 AM until the time of the service on Thursday at the church.
A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted by members of the Camon Masonic Lodge at 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
Entombment will be at the Garland Brook Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church Music Department or Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.myers-reed.com.
Bill is survived by the love of his life, Joyce Essex Andrews, his devoted wife of 57 years. He is also survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Dana Stickans of Columbus, Ginny and Mike Floren of Trafalagar, Lori and Sheldon Sorensen of Cologne, Minnesota, his thirteen grandchildren, one great grandchild and beloved family dog, Peaches. Words cannot begin to express how much he was loved and will be deeply missed.

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