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Norma Jean Andrew
  • June 14, 1931
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  • April 28, 2019

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Norma Jean Andrew was born June 14, 1931 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois to parents, Amanda and Frank Monckton and died April 28, 2019 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  She was predeceased by her parents, brother,  Robert, and sisters Rita, Doris, Mary, and Vera.  Jean married Frank Andrew in 1951 and  worked as a dental assistant until she started her family in 1961.  She returned to work as a dental assistant once her children were in school.  Her family moved to Naples, Florida in 1982.    Her husband died in 1984.  Jean lived in St. Croix, USVI and Key West with her companion, Dale McCallister, until they retired to New Smyrna Beach in 2000. 

Jean is survived by her sister, Betty Van Schoelandt of Tarpon Springs, Florida; daughters, Meg Grguric and husband, Bob, and grandson, Connor, of Orlando, daughter Amy Barnett and granddaughter, Brooke, of Palm Beach Gardens; sons, Mark Andrew and wife, Jeanne, and grandchildren, Samantha, Mackenzie and Wyatt, of Orlando;  and  Matt Andrew and, granddaughter, Sally Anne, of Atlanta; companion, Dale McCallister, of New Smyrna Beach; and 18 nieces and nephews. 

While raising her family in Springfield, Jean was well known for hosting elaborate dinner parties and family holiday dinners with delicious food and beautifully set tables, lots of great conversation and tons of laughs.  She carried on that tradition in Naples.  She made friends wherever she went.  She was a tireless volunteer at her children’s school and church and never missed one of her children’s football or baseball games or  tennis matches.  In more recent years, her proudest accomplishment was being Nana to her six grandchildren. She would host tea parties with her granddaughters and enjoy their fashion shows while they played dress up in her clothes, hats and shoes.  She would fish, play jacks and cards with her grandchildren and baking Christmas cookies with her grandchildren was a holiday tradition.

A memorial mass will be held on 11AM, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach, Florida  

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  1. 18 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Nana and Sally Anne
    Nana and Sally Anne

  2. 18 May 2019
    Duffy posted an image:
    Duffy and Jean
    Duffy and Jean

  3. 18 May 2019
    Duffy posted an image:
    Duffy and mom in Georgia
    Duffy and mom in Georgia

  4. 09 May 2019
    Amy Barnett says:
    Some of mom’s favorite stories
    1.) Meg wanting to have tea with mom and mom said she was busy and for Meg to have tea with her doll.. Meg said, “she had tea with that SOB yesterday.”
    2.) Mark going with dad to Jack Robinson’s to have hamburgers in the morning. Mark saying Basgetti , Mark wanting to go to Plums restaurant which was really named alums. Mark jumping on Todd Renfrow like a monkey when the ice cream came out.
    3.) Matt and Fay looking for coin under the tennis court pavilion and then they would buy burgers across from Peases candy store. Matt given $5.00 by grandpa and he bought all penny candy with it. Mom made him return it. Matt counting the money from grandpas bank EVERY time we went over there.Matt always having 2 chip beef sandwiches all through grade school. Dave Casper has a new toy gun and Matt used it and gave Dave a stick and said use that.
    4.) Daisy following her every move.Buttons knowing the boys paper route.
    5.) Mom talked about Aunt Mary and how close they were in Springfield playing cards before kids.
    6.) Aunt Betty and mom became so close and talked every week as they became older.
    7.) When I (Amy) was in Brownies they asked me to write my favorite recipe. I said Prime Rip.. you put a little seasons on it and put it in the oven.

  5. 09 May 2019
    Amy Barnett says:
    This article reminded me so much of mom. I read it to her.

    Message in a Bottle
    By Amanda Hesser

    The Friday night routine never varied. I would hear my mother’s heels clicking on the bathroom floor above me: clean, precise taps, in pairs. She would be getting a tissue to blot her lipstick, a brush to push through her thick, brown hair. Then she would cross the room to her dresser to pick up the bottle of perfume, upturning it again and again as she dabbed it on her wrists, neck, and behind her ears. I had watched her countless times.
    We would hear her padding down the carpeted stairs, fluttering through the kitchen and sweeping into our view, her green eyes beaming, a sapphire ring on her right hand, her clothes neatly fitted and pressed. She would leave a sweet, musky trail of Chanel No5 in her wake.
    The fragrance would linger, as it still does in my head. It was the scent of adulthood. Of pride and grooming, vanity and style. It was my gender brought into focus from the clouded view of childhood.
    My mother’s transformation fascinated me. Could this be the woman who, just hours before, was ironing in a T-shirt or raking the leaves in the backyard? My mother had four children. She had few luxury items, but those few were stunning.She wore Chanel No.5.

    On a side note- whenever mom and dad would go out on Friday night, dad would drive through McDonalds and let us sneak .. then we would lay out a towel and watch ..like the Brady Bunch, Partridge Family or I Dream if Jeannie:-)

    Miss you mom

  6. 04 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Nana with Sam, Mac and Sally Anne
    Nana with Sam, Mac and Sally Anne

  7. 04 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Nana and Wyatt
    Nana and Wyatt

  8. 02 May 2019
    Keith & Bobbi Mills lit a candle:
    Lit since May 2, 2019 at 5:48:00 PM

  9. 02 May 2019
    Lesley Mills says:
    I moved next door to Jean and Duffy 9 years ago and I knew instantly I had the best new neighbors! Right away Jean gave me her number and told me to reach out if I ever needed anything. She always baked my family cookies for holidays and loved seeing my kids every chance she got! I already miss seeing my beautiful, always smiling neighbor, Jean. She will always hold a special place in all of my family’s heart.

  10. 01 May 2019
    JoAnne Rogers lit a candle:
    Lit since May 1, 2019 at 5:03:40 PM

  11. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    The nurse Patti that took care of mom.. photo by Wyatt
    The nurse Patti that took care of mom.. photo by Wyatt

  12. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom and Duffy in Naples
    Mom and Duffy in Naples

  13. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom loved to dance<br />
The Charleston
    Mom loved to dance
    The Charleston

  14. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom and Amy in St. Croix
    Mom and Amy in St. Croix

  15. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom and Duffy in St. Croix
    Mom and Duffy in St. Croix

  16. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom in St. Croix
    Mom in St. Croix

  17. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom and her kiddies in PJ’s
    Mom and her kiddies in PJ’s

  18. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    St. John
    St. John

  19. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mark and Jeanne’s wedding in St. John
    Mark and Jeanne’s wedding in St. John

  20. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom and eldest son Mark
    Mom and eldest son Mark

  21. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    First Communion
    First Communion

  22. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Christmas time
    Christmas time

  23. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mommy
    Mommy

  24. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Family vacation
    Family vacation

  25. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Nana with all of her kiddies in pajamas
    Nana with all of her kiddies in pajamas

  26. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Family dinner party
    Family dinner party

  27. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom and dad:-)
    Mom and dad:-)

  28. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom and her sisters taking questions at a family reunion in Springfield, Illinois
    Mom and her sisters taking questions at a family reunion in Springfield, Illinois

  29. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom and her sisters
    Mom and her sisters

  30. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Mom and her first grandson ,Connor and first granddaughter Samantha
    Mom and her first grandson ,Connor and first granddaughter Samantha

  31. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Bob, Meg, and mom in the kitchen!:-)
    Bob, Meg, and mom in the kitchen!:-)

  32. 01 May 2019
    Kym and Carmen lit a candle:
    Lit since May 1, 2019 at 5:35:24 PM

  33. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Nana and Brooke
    Nana and Brooke

  34. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Matt , Mark, and mom
    Matt , Mark, and mom

  35. 01 May 2019
    Amy Barnett posted an image:
    Matthew and mom
    Matthew and mom

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