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Barbara Bell Mcandrews

September 29, 1929 — October 4, 2023

With profound sadness we announce the passing of our Barbara Bell McAndrews, age 94, on October 4th 2023. She left us peacefully surrounded by loved ones. She was born September 29th 1929 in Aurora, IL. to Geraldine and Howard Watson. She married the love of her life Jack McAndrews, May 6th 1950. With almost 73 years together, she was a devoted partner to her loving husband Jack. Whatever adventures they had in their life they did together as a team.

She was known for her joyful and positive outlook on life. Her laugh was contagious and her kindness was overflowing. Her beautiful home was filled with warmth and laughter.

Her favorite bible verses are John 3:16 and the Lord's Prayer which are the foundation of her faith. She was a beautiful example of a true Christian lady and loving servant of the Lord.

Barb loved to love on people- she carved wood, sewed, knitted and crocheted all her life. Her hands were rarely still. Most recently she blessed many people with crocheted prayer shawls and manger scenes of the most intricate and beautiful nature. She Also loved to bless people with baked goods -cookies, haystacks, Kolaches. To see someone smile was her greatest reward.

She had the most Beautiful singing voice. As a member of Plymouth Congregational Church she loved singing in the choir for many years. Now a new angelic voice is filling heaven as she sings her praises to her Lord.

Beloved wife of Jack McAndrews, Much loved mother of Michael McAndrews and his wife Karen and Patricia McAndrews; Cherished grandmother of Josh Sweeney and his wife Carol, Yana Sweeney, Scott Gavin and his wife Iulia, and Jake McAndrews. Great grandmother of Lilliana, Isabella, Ellie, Yasmina, Maylene, and Cecilia. Dear sister of Merle and his wife Marilyn Watson and the late Hubert Watson and his wife Alene. Remembered by many nephews and nieces. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Please join us celebrating her Life at the Plymouth Church, 1325 Georgia St in Oshkosh on October 12th at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Bell Mcandrews, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

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