Martha Ruth Andrews

Monday, June 13, 2022

Martha Ruth Andrews, 83, of Alton, Ill., passed away June 7, 2022, at River Crossing of Alton Nursing Home in Alton. She was a housewife and of the Christian faith. Mrs. Andrews was born Nov. 2, 1938, in Corinth, Miss., to Elmer and Minnie Cobb Davis. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Andrews; two sons, Larry F. Andrews and Bobby Wayne Andrews; two brothers, William Davis and JR Davis; and two sisters, Bee Green and Jennie Davis.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Andrews of East Alton, Ill., and James A. Andrews of Granite, Ill.; two daughters, Patricia Jeriwski of Chicago, Ill., and Cathey Oxford of Granite City, Ill.; one sister, Jean Cooper of Arkansas; 32 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Visitation was held Friday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville with the funeral following at 1 p.m. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blytheville with Pastor Robert Burkett officiating. Wilson Funeral Home in Blytheville was in charge of arrangements.