Mark P. Andrew

Born: Fri., Mar. 20, 1953
Died: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Mark Patrick Andrew, age 66, of Griggsville, IL passed away on February 4, 2020 at his home.  He was born on March 20, 1953 in Peoria, IL to Robert and Patricia McCabe Andrew.  He married Elizabeth Kells on January 17, 1998 at Florence Methodist Church, and she survives.

Mark graduated from Peoria Heights High School, and went on to join the United States Navy.  After completing 7 years in the US Navy, he was Honorably Discharged and went on to join the United States Marine Corps.  Mark was injured serving in the Vietnam War, and returned home.  He spent a total of 14 years in the service.  He went on to attend college in Long Beach, California where he received a Bachelor’s Degree.  Mark worked as a CNA for many years, and later worked as a Boilermaker for Caterpillar Inc.  He was an avid guitar and keyboard player, and loved to sing.  He enjoyed fishing and camping, and loved animals of all kinds.  Mark was never at a loss for words, and he liked telling stories from his years in the service.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Andrew of Griggsville, IL; a son, Joel Andrew of California; in-laws, Joyce Sitton of Griggsville, Debra Anders of Winchester, IL, George (Lynnann) Kells of Hannibal, MO, Martha (David) Sharrow of Winchester, IL, Linda Kells of Valley City, IL, and David Swartz of Pittsfield, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his five loving pets, Lucy, Fuzzy, Buzzy, Becker, and Piscitio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Patricia Andrew; a sister, Marcy Andrew; parents-in-law, Earl and Lillie Kells; sisters-in-law, Sandra Swartz and Morocca Kells; and brothers-in-law, Steve Kells, Jack Sitton, and Kenneth Anders.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Blue River Cemetery near Detroit, IL.  Visitation will be prior to the service on Monday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the family c/o Niebur Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Thu February 06, 2020
My Sincere Sympathy to the Kells and Andrew families.
I have fond memories of my work with Lillie and Earl at Illini Hospital. On occasions the kids would stop in. Everyone was always so friendly and nice to me. I am so sorry for your loss.

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