John Allen Andrew, 77, of Spring Hill, Kan passed away Oct. 26, 2015.
John was born June 24, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio to Elwood and Mary Ellen (Somers) Andrew.
He graduated from Chaminade High School in Dayton, Ohio. John served in the US Army Reserves for eight years. He married Mary Jo Walsh in Prairie Village, Kan on Nov. 27, 1965. John worked as a sales manager for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for 35 years and worked for Clemens & Green in Paola, Kan for 10 years. John was the former President of the Johnson County Farm Bureau and Water District #7. John was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10407 and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a council member and board member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 12 years and also served as a communion minister. His volunteer work included founding and managing Grandpa’s Barn at the Johnson County Fair for 35 years. John was always a hard worker who served his community through volunteer work.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Eileen Duckro and brother, Elwood Andrew, Jr. John is survived by his wife, Mary Jo; children, David and wife Wendy Andrew, Olathe, Kan, Julie and husband Lance Jost, Olathe, Kan, Brian and wife Stephanie Andrew, Edgerton, Kan and Jay and wife Margaret Andrew, Palatine, Ill; brothers, Gary Andrew, Williamsburg, Va; sister, Sister Sue Ellen Andrew, Prairie Village, Kan; six grandchildren: Megan Andrew, Lindsey Jost, Katie Andrew, Will Jost, Ryan Andrew and Magnus Andrew; brother-in-law Charles Duckro of Dayton, Ohio and sister-in-law Joanne Andrew of Beavercreek, Ohio.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am Sat., Oct. 31, 2015 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W. Main, Gardner, Kan 66030. Entombment follows at 2:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, Kan. Visitation 4:00 to 7:00 pm Fri., Oct. 30, 2015 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan (913) 856-7111 with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Adorers of the Blood of Christ; Great Plains SPCA or Crossroads Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.