Alice Anne Andrews

August 04, 1930 ‒ December 23, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Alice Anne Andrews, 90, of Delaware and formerly of Grand Rapids, Michigan went to be with the Lord late Wednesday evening, December 23, 2020 at Willow Brook at Delaware Run.

She was born August 4, 1930 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Chester Adam Roush and Goldie Russelle (Comstock) Roush. After graduating from Point Pleasant High School in 1948, she went on to further her studies at Ohio University and West Virginia University, receiving an Associate’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Guidance Counseling.

On November 22, 1952 in Point Pleasant, WV, she married H. Raymond Andrews Jr., who passed away on March 25, 2015. She and her beloved husband were married for 62 years. Alice and Ray raised their family in Charleston, WV, where Ray was a practicing attorney. They rose through the ranks of successful dealerships of the Amway Corporation, while at the same time serving as devoted early pioneers of home hemodialysis for their son, John. They later moved to Grand Rapids, MI, where Ray served as in-house chief legal counsel for Amway. Alice and Ray moved to Delaware in 2009 to reside at Willow Brook.

A member of the Kappa Delta Sorority, Phi Mu Epsilon, and Kappa Phi Methodist Sorority, Alice was an active, devoted community volunteer throughout her life, being most recently involved with work at Blodgett Hospital, Trinity United Methodist Church and local and state Kidney Foundations. Some of her hobbies were classical music, gardening and bike riding. Alice’s boundless energy, optimism, enthusiasm for life, generosity and concern for others touched and lifted the lives of many.

Alice is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved and adored. She was referred to affectionately by family and friends as Auntie A, Alice Anne and AAA.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alice was preceded in death by her 2 sons, John Howard in 1980 and Thomas Chester in 2001, an award winning and accomplished poet, as well as her 2 brothers, Chester Adam Roush Jr. and Okey Comstock Roush.

A graveside service will be held in Point Pleasant, WV.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • What a vibrant and loving woman. I remember trading a potted Norfolk Island Pine Tree for her older style Maytag washing machine. She said, “That Maytag is such a GOOD. machine, it will probably outlast the tree.” It probably did!
    Her presence on Earth will be missed. The world was a better place because of her.

  • Though I haven’t kept in touch much since Ray’s passing I am so sorry to learn of Alice Anne’s passing. . She was my Mom, Jean Roush Stone’s 1st cousin. She had been on my mind for a couple months & maybe this is why. I remember all of us kids gathering at Aunt Gold & Uncle Chester’s house for visits in the summer. I remember their boys & always try to leave a small flower on their graves & now their Dad’s grave also each Memorial Day. She was the kindest lady!!
    The obit says no date for burial here in Point Pleasant. Can either the funeral home or one of the family let me know when it will be held, I would like to attend. I hope the family reads this or the funeral home can relay the message!
    Jennifer Stone Bates. Point Pleasant WV. 304-593-1708 any assistance needed down this way needed let me know!! Thank you & I’m so very sorry for her loss!! 💔🙏🏻🙏🏻.

    • Dear Jennifer,
      It was so good to have you connect here. No date has been set for Auntie A’s interment, but I will certainly let you know.

  • I really enjoyed working with Alice / Mrs. Andrews at William Street Methodist Church here in Delaware for any activity we both did. One of my favorite memories of her s related to her ceramic cornocopia….she would bring it to the church around fall harvest time. We would display it on a table for all to see …so beautiful. She was a very special lady! We had a connection to southeast Ohio / Ohio River area as well: she would talk about Point Pleasant WVA and I would talk about Middleport OH. Such a small world years later!! I send all of her my family members my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

    • Thank you, Pat.
      Yes, Alice was faithful to commemorate her November wedding anniversary by displaying that cornucopia with flowers at church. She loved serving her church and others.

  • She was such a fine person, always cheerful and kind even in difficulties! I met her when I joined the Rachel Circle at William Street United Methodist Church, ”As soon as she saw me, she showed me to a seat, took my coat and fixed a plate of treats and a cup of coffee for me! I felt comfortable with the group immediately.
    She was such a wonderful, welcoming hostess! When a friend and I went to visit her at Willow Brook, she treated us to lunch, then showed us around, including taking us out on the deck that overlooked the pond and giving us bread to feed to the fish. That was such a special day!
    Alice always spoke to me after church. We shared a sense of humor. One morning she commented on my new glasses. Without missing a beat, I replied “The better to see you with, my dear!” We both had a good laugh over that.
    She was one of the four trapped in the elevator when the church was having electrical problems–thus kicking off our Advent Adventure that year! After she was out, she had a good chuckle//1

    • Thnak you, Mary Rose.
      Auntie A spoke of you often. I remember that luncheon!
      She was just delighted to be able to treat us.

  • Alice want a special friend to me. I could see her in the apartment below mine,, always tending to her flowers.She and her cats were great friends.Alice wa s gracious lady. Dottie Knight

  • Our deepest sympathy in the going to heaven of dearest Alice! She will have a special place in our hearts forever! John and I and our children loved her and Ray so much! It was always such a fun celebration when they joined us at Christmas time! We enjoyed all the other visits we had with both of them up here and also when we traveled to Ohio to see them and then after Ray passed, to see Alice. She was such a gem of a lady and we loved talking and laughing with them both and the last visit with her! We know how much she loved you Buffy and your family and all you did for her! She was so blessed to have you…for sure! Thanks for letting us know about this and we will be praying for all the family as she will be missed greatly by all who loved her.

  • Thank you, Buffy, for letting me know this sad news. I’m an old friend of their son Tom, and I always found his parents delightful. Tom eventually was my colleague and fellow poet at Purdue University, and was much beloved as a teacher. His poems were (are!) extraordinary, and friends and family of Alice and Ray might want to find his books, still in print I think. The second one—”The Hemophiliac’s Motorcycle”—has a long piece in it called “Codeine Diary,” part prose, part poetry; my favorite bits are about their family life when both sons were young. Very funny and moving. Tom—I realize now as I see Alice’s posted photo—looked so much like his mother: luminous, the same sweetness and joy in their faces. After Tom’s untimely death, they drove from Michigan to Indiana to bring some of his books for the Purdue library. I arranged for a bookplate on each flyleaf—”From the library of poet Tom Andrews.” They were so thoughtful. I know Tom loved them both very much.
    –Marianne Boruch

  • A truly sweet, gracious lady, my cousin Alice Anne. Her mother was my grandmother’s sister. After grandmother Kate died my great-Aunt Gold would visit us in Charleston, WV. One summer Aunt Gold and Uncle Chester picked me up and took me to Point Pleasant to visit with Alice Anne. I’m six years younger so I’m sure I thought she was awesome. I was so happy to be with my cousin, I followed her everywhere, watched her practice the piano and played games. It’s a wonderful memory and l have many more as I visited her and Ray over the years. She was blessed with so many friends and family, especially Buffy!
    I have loved her all my life and she will be in my heart forever.
    Thank you for letting me share.
    Carolyn Sue Evans, Belmont, CA

  • So sad to hear of Alice’s passing. She and Ray were special people and I had the pleasure of spending a week in Italy with them when Tom was at the AMErican Academy. A time I will never forget! You have my deepest condolences.

  • Dear Buffy and David,
    This is said news indeed. You know how I felt about her and John loved Ray like a family member.
    Well done faithful servants. Continue your life with God.
    Love,
    The Reierson’s