Wanda J. Andrews

Wanda J. Andrews, 93, of Parsons entered the gates of heaven on the afternoon of Monday, March 6, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons.

Wanda Jean Swiggart was born on Aug. 20, 1929, to Erman Monroe and Lottie (Daugherty) Swiggart in Douglas, Oklahoma. As a young girl, she grew up and attended school in Douglas, graduating from Douglas High School in 1947.

On June 15, 1947, Wanda married Florian “Sam” Andrews in Douglas, Oklahoma. The couple farmed in Oklahoma until moving to rural Galesburg in 1955. For many years, they farmed and raised livestock in the Galesburg area. In 2009, they moved to Parsons. After moving to the Good Samaritan Society, Wanda was loved by the staff and it could be said that she was one of the “favorites.”

Wanda was an active member of the Galesburg Christian Church, where she enjoyed being involved in Bible school.  After her faith in Christ, her family was the center of her life.  She was an accomplished cook and seamstress, sharing her talents with her family by preparing delicious meals, canning and making many of their clothes. Just as she loved caring for her children as they grew up, she loved taking care of her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Jake Andrews and his wife, Sheri, of Erie; three daughters, Linda Sailsbury of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brenda Peters and her husband, Gratz, of Erie, and Cathy Barnhart and her husband, Tim, of Parsons; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Swiggart of Garland, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam, on May 9, 2010; one granddaughter, Danielle Segraves; one stepgrandson, Adam Barnhart; one brother, Bobby Swiggart; and one sister, Betty Thomas.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Galesburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Galesburg Christian Church. These may be left at or mailed to the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS, 67357.

Leave online condolences at www.forbeshoffman.com.

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