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Tom Andrews, 84, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday morning, March 1, surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Norma Jean; daughter, Julie and husband Jim Jones of Spring Hill; son Marvin and wife Lynell of Calhan, Colorado; and son Gary and wife Sally of Hillsboro.
Also surviving are grandchildren Autum and husband Tony Benedict of Olathe; Jaron Andrews and wife Joleen of Lakewood, Colorado; Carly and husband Bill Kirkpatrick of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Gina and husband John Bergin of Maple Hill; and Lora Andrews of Winfield; great-grandchildren Jake and Tyler Benedict; Virgil Andrews; and Andy Bergin.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents Eva and Ross Andrews; brothers Ross, Bill, and Bob; sisters Fern, Myrtle and Ivagene; and grandsons Brian Jones and Shea Andrews.
Tom was a proud American and a Korean War veteran, as well as a life member of VFW.
He was a golf course superintendent for 35 years and a life member of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Kansas Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, and Kansas Turfgrass Foundation.
He served many years on Southeast of Saline school board and was a farmer.
Tom and Norma Jean enjoyed travelling the United States and only had five states they had not visited. They were avid dancers with the Jolly Mixers for 23 years and were still active with the Gypsum Go-Getters Senior Dinners.
Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m Friday, March 4, 2016. at Ryan Mortuary, with family greeting visitors from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Mortuary with burial following in Roselawn Cemetery.
Memorials are to Hospice of Salina.