Bertha Dorothy Andrews, age 103, resident of 26126 Henry Road, Cambridge Springs, PA for the past 69 years, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Country Acres Home, Titusville. Born on February 6, 1913 in Charleroi, PA, Bertha was a daughter of the late Michael Russell and Patricia Daganis Russell. She married John Andrews on November 3, 1934 and he preceded her in death on April 18, 1992.
?In early years, John and Bertha lived in Cambridge Springs where she worked in the hotels and doing housekeeping. They moved to Henry Road, Cambridge Springs in 1947 where they started farming – raising cattle, sending milk, and growing crops. Bertha had a very large garden and enjoyed canning fruit and vegetables. She was a wonderful cook and was still baking pies well into her 90’s. She remained on the farm until she was the age of 100. She then went to live at Country Acres in Titusville.
Surviving Bertha is a son – Thomas Andrews (Carolyn); two daughters – Alice Kingsley (Harry), and Jeannette Fitch; her grandchildren – Robert Fitch,? John Andrews (Tracy), Susan Repasky (William), Mike Andrews (Teresa), Thomas Andrews (Laurel), Jill Tucker (Josh), and Jason Kingsley (Barbara). In addition, Bertha has 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews surviving.
Preceding Bertha in death in addition to her husband, John, were two sisters – Bernice Gunther and Caroline Guam; four brothers – Albert, Clem, Thomas, and Julius Russell; one grandson – Nathanial Kingsley; two great grandsons – Christopher Kingsley and Thomas Andrews; two son-in-laws – Harold Kingsley and Carl Fitch; and one daughter-in-law – Thelma Kay Andrews.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Wednesday, October 12th from 10 until 12 noon when funeral services will begin. Reverend Tommy O’Leary, pastor of the Cambridge Springs United Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will take place in Cambridge Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Country Acres Home for the excellent care and provision that was given to their mother during the several years she made her home with them. Memorial gifts may be made to either the Cambridge Springs United Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Crawford County.