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Virginia O. Andrews

Virginia O. Andrews (nee Ott), 81, of Springville, passed away August 23, 2017 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.

She was born in Lackawanna on May 19, 1936 to the late Joseph and Marion (nee Schmitz) Ott.


Virginia owned and worked as a beautician at Ginny’s Beauty Shop in Springville. She was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Springville, the Fireman’s Auxiliary, the church’s Martha Committee and Altar Society. Virginia was a founding member of the North Star Volunteer Fire Department in North Pole, Alaska. She loved her family, faith, cooking, knitting and playing euchre.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by a brother David Ott and a sister-in-law Phyllis Ott.

Virginia is survived by her husband John R. Andrews of Springville, whom she married Aug. 21, 1954; her children Cheryl (Gary) Readio of Cumberland Center, Maine, Gerald A. (Kathlynn) Andrews of Anchorage, Alaska, Douglas J. (Mary Beth) Andrews of Springville, Scott J. (Diane) Andrews of Watertown, Jay R. Andrews of Springville and Joel (Wendy) Andrews of Varysburg; siblings Anne (Stanley) Mrugala of Springville and Wayne (Geraldine) Ott of Springville; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Aloysius Church, Springville. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Aloysius Regional School, 190 Franklin St., Springville, N.Y. 14141.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville.

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