Margaret Lucille Andrews was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Cherokee, the daughter of Charles Henry and Marian (Derthick) French. She was raised on her family's farm south of Marcus. Margaret attended country school and later graduated from Cleghorn High School.
On May 20, 1957, Margaret and Francis A. Andrews were united in marriage at Evergreen, Colo. They made their home in Colorado until Francis passed away at a young age. Margaret returned to Marcus with her daughters and raised them on the family farm. That farm would later become a Century Farm.
Margaret worked as a clerk and bookkeeper at the Marcus Variety Store and at Westel Telephone.
Margaret was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus where she taught Sunday School. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Margaret enjoyed traveling, playing Bridge and was a Girl Scout leader in earlier years.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Carolyn Niehus of Remsen and Catherine "Cathy" Andrews and her special friend, Julie Schrepf of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren Troy Niehus and his wife, Nichole of Omaha, Neb., Jason Niehus and his wife, Pam of Hershey, Pa., Jennifer Niehus and her special friend, Michael Donahoo of Sioux City, and Tyler Niehus of Wayne, Neb.; great-grandchildren Maci and Zachary Niehus; two sisters-in-law, Gloria French and Betty French, both of Cherokee; and seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Francis; brothers Lloyd and Lawrence French.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Gary McDonough will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Thursday.
Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.