Nov. 25, 1920-Feb. 9, 2007
BENKELMAN -- Nina E. Andrews, 86, died Friday (Feb. 9, 2007), at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.
She was born Nov. 25, 1920, at Falls City, to James M. and Nina E. (Bush) DeWester and moved with her family to Benkelman. She attended school at Benkelman and was a graduate of Benkelman High School.
On Dec. 15, 1920, she married Robert I. Andrews at Atwood. The new couple moved to Washington State where they resided for a short time before moving to Minnesota for a few years.
In 1954, the family moved back to Benkelman where Robert started a custom sign company and they later farmed for several years.
She was active in the Benkelman United Methodist Church where she and Robert sang in the choir. She was also a past member of the United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her parents; James and Nina DeWester; her husband, Robert Andrews; a daughter, Genie; one sister, Eva Gilmore; and one brother, Bud DeWester.
Survivors include her sons, James Andrews and wife, Carol of Las Vegas, Nev., Melvin Andrews and wife, Ruth of Holts Summit, Mo., and Morris Andrews and wife, Chris of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Dee Rodenbeck of Omaha; a brother, Ron DeWester and wife, Pat of Benkelman; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral service are Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Benkelman, with Rev. Brian Fong officiating. Interment will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 7 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be given in Nina's name to the National Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.