COOLVILLE — Margaret Andrews, formerly of Pomeroy, will celebrate her 100th birthday Oct. 29, 2017 with a reception held in her honor at Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation with her family.
“We never had it so good” is a familiar saying you can hear at Arcadia Valley Skilled facility.
“I do believe the positive outlook this lady has is why she celebrates her 100th birthday on Oct. 29. I am talking about my mom, Margaret Andrews” says her daughter, Susie Karr.
Andrews, a longtime resident of Pomeroy, was the second oldest of John and Roxie Eskew of Pomeroy. She is the last living of a family of ten.
“Mom fondly reminisces of life on the farm and the fun she had with her siblings whom she loved dearly. Her best friend growing up also celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 4. Oneidra Hendricks Martin and my Mom’s youth were filled with fun and adventure (like hitchhiking),” stated Karr in a news release from Arcadia. Her husband of 50 years, Clarence, passed away in 1986.
Children include Jim Andrews, Susie (Roger) Karr and Ray (Megan) Andrews. Grandchildren are Jeff (Paula) Adkins, Terry Wayland, Laurie (John) Arnold, Jessica (Ryan) Barnes, Valerie (Greg) Lloyd, Tyler (Alissa Ault) Andrews, Dillian (Alyssa) Andrews and Halle Andrews. Great Grandchildren are Sean Adkins, Savannah and Derrick Barnes, Emeri and Colton Lloyd, Brianna (Cole) Johnson and Kasen Andrews. She has one great-great granddaughter, Makennah Johnson.
Andrews lost two children, Bill Andrews and Mary (Jennings) Wayland. She always said, “a mother should never outlive her children.”
“My Mom gives praise to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and can be heard singing hymns and ‘You Are My Sunshine’ in the dining room at Arcadia Valley. She thinks of the staff and residents at Arcadia as her extended family,” stated Karr.
Information provided by Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation.