Shirlee Jo Andrews

July 25, 1935 ‒ November 19, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Shirlee Jo Andrews, 81, of Galion passed away Saturday evening, November 19, 2016 at Galion Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born July 25, 1935 in Urbana, Illinois and was the daughter of John Henry and Wilma Opal (Rich) Young. On November 21, 1953 Shirlee married William A. “Bill” Andrews and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage until his passing on January 6, 2016.

Shirlee was a 1953 graduate of Galion High School and helped her husband with the former Andrews Dairy in Galion. She also worked as a CPA with Accountants Zeller and Yeager and then at Elliott Machine Works until her retirement in 2000. Shirlee formerly attended the First United Methodist Church in Galion and was a life member as well as a former President of the Emblem Club with the Galion Elks Lodge 1191. She enjoyed bowling in a league for many years and traveling with Bill and close friends, known as “the bus people” to flea markets.

She is survived by his daughters A. Jacqueline Littleton of Townville, South Carolina, Julie K. (Eric) Zortman of Nelsonville and Jodi L. Andrews of Galion; 5 grandchildren Janell, Nicole, Mark, Jessica and Cara; 4 great grandchildren; sister Jill (Steve) Wallace of Columbus; niece Lia (David) Milroy of Columbus; nephew John Wallace of Columbus; three great nieces and a great nephew.

She is preceded in death by her parents and by her husband Bill.

A private service will be held for the family and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.

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  • She will be missed. Remember her and Mr. Andrews were great friends to my Mom and Dad!
    Would set with them at the Elks now and then.
    God Bless your family during this time.

  • Jody, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.Such a sweet lady. Prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Andrew’s Girls
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of your Mom and Dad this year. They were special people and fun to be around. Shirlee was a great lady who Loved you all so much. Keep them close in your hearts cause I am sure they are watching and sending you Love from above.
    Pam Maglott

  • Dear Girls: So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a delight on our bowling team. We all enjoyed the Wednesday nights and the tournaments throughout the years. It allowed us to see many areas of the country and has given us many fond memories. May God bless all of you

  • You have our deepest sympathy for your mother and her passing. We were so sorry to hear this news. We will keep your family in our prayers. May God give you strength to get throught this difficult time.

    Betty Werling, Dave and Jean Werling

  • To the Andrews Family,
    Such a sad time for all of you. Bill and Shirlee are most certainly together again and watching you from above. They were a fun and loving couple. Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family