Blanche C. Andrews, Epworth church member

May 6, 2013

Blanche C. Andrews , 94, of Milton, passed away at home Tuesday April 30, 2013.   She was born in Galena, Md.,  Nov. 21, 1918,  daughter of the late Robert LeRoy and Pearl (Ford) Fogwell.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Andrews April 18, 1985; one granddaughter, Lisa Clemens; granddaughter-in-law Karen Andrews; and eight brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Andrews had been a resident of the Lewes area since 1979, coming from Wilmington. After raising her family, she worked as a registered nurse for the Memorial Hospital of Wilmington and was director of the Country House Nursing Facility in Greenville. She was a faithful member of St. Paul Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women.

After moving to Lewes, she became a member of Epworth United Methodist Church of Rehoboth Beach and was a founding member of Happy Hands Craft Group and other mission committees.  In her spare time, she enjoyed crafts, sewing, gardening, music and reading.

Mrs. Andrew's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life and she will be sorely missed by all that knew her.

Mrs. Andrew's is survived by one son, Robert W. Andrews and his wife Joan  of Milton; one daughter, Ellen L. Clemens and her husband Donald  of Lewes; five grandchildren, Jeffery Andrews of Oxford, Pa., Vicki Torres of Wilmington, Timothy F. Andrews of Milton, Donald Clemens Jr., and his wife Danielle of Newark and Andrew M. Clemens Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Elkton, Md.; seven great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Rachel, Holly, Steven, Tyler, Kirstyn and Shane; and one great-great-grandchild Aubrey.

A memorial service will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, at 11:30 a.m., Thursday May 9, where the family will greet friends one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be private at the Green Hill Cemetery of Wilmington.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Epworth United Methodist Church "Missions" 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971.


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