Ada " Pauline " Andrews
|Father: Bernard James Pherson|
|Mother: Elsie Anna ( Girtz ) Pherson|
|Marital Status: Widowed|
|Resided in: Lived in the Monticello community for the last two and a half (2 1/2) years, coming from the family farm North of Idaville where she had lived since 1947.|
|Funeral Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013|
|Funeral Location: 6:00 p.m., Celebration of Life Service at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana|
|Clergy: Rev. Keith Raderstorf|
|Burial will take place:
I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana |
|Visitation will be:
3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana. |
Pauline lived in White County, Indiana, all of her life and was a 1936 graduate of Roosevelt High School of Monticello, Indiana. She had lived on the family farm north of Idaville since 1947. This was written by her deceased son, Jim. Pauline and Harold did everything together and truly lived their lives for each other. Pauline was just as much at home "on the tractor" as she was "in the kitchen". Bernard and Elsie lived just west of the Zion Bethel Church next to Bernard's parents when Pauline was born. They next moved to the "Pony farm" down by the Tippecanoe River near where the White County Hospital is now located in Monticello. They later moved to the "Wier farm" which is located just south of the Warden Cemetery in Union Township, White County, Indiana. Pauline attended the Sitka Elementary school for grades 1, 2, 3, and a part of grade 4. She recalls riding a "kid hack", which was a horse drawn wagon or sleigh to school. The family then moved to the "Whiteman farm" on the Range Line Road. This home is now the residence of Gerald Cartmell. Pauline then attended the Monticello Schools. Bernard, Elsie, and family then moved to the "McDonald farm" Northwest of Chalmers, Pauline continued in the Monticello schools, graduating in 1936. Pauline had a summer job for a couple of years "candling eggs" for Swift & Co.
Pauline met Harold Willis Andrews (1915 - 1992, Son of Wilbur W Andrews and Myrtle Mae McClellan) in 1931 at the age of 13 when she attended a regional church youth conference in Headlee Indiana. Pauline and Harold were married 6 years later, September 8, 1937. Pauline was 19 when she married 22-year-old Harold. Pauline and Harold had 2 children,
Donna Belle (1938 - ????, Married - Gerald Earl Fry / Ray Arnold Riley / Lloyd Reed Jr.) and
James Harold (1945 - ????, Married - Joquietta Jane Campbell).
Pauline and Harold first lived on the "Young's farm" southeast of Idaville, just south of the end of "Stringtown road". Harold was employed as a farm hand by the Young farm. Pauline recalls "we cut wood and 'dug out fox dens' to supplement the $30 per month pay". Their first child, Donna Belle, was born in 1938, while they lived here. In the fall/winter of 1938, after the crop harvest, the farm advised Harold that his services were no longer needed.
They then moved to the "Teeter's farm" south of Monticello just North of "Big Creek". Their second child, who died shortly after birth, was born while they lived here.
In 1940 the family moved to the "Beanie Halstead farm" West of Brookston. Pauline recalls, "The house was at the back of a section of land, and the lane from the road was a mile long. She particularly remembers the walk to the mail box." Harold was employed as a farm hand by Mr. Halstead and worked at his implement dealership in Brookston during the winter. Pauline recalls "On the way home from the dentist at Chalmers, I turned the corner to fast and the car just 'rolled over'. Neighbors turned the car back over and I drove home. Donna Belle, who had experienced a couple of tricycle accidents while riding around the kitchen table, told her dad that the car had 'just upset'. Harold remarked that he had just recently put a new battery in car and had
remarked 'I don't have time to fasten it down' 'it won't need fastened'.
In about 1943, they moved to the "Baker farm" northwest of Monticello Indiana where their second child, James, was born. Harold and Pauline began farming for themselves here. In 1947 the Baker farm was sold. The new owners requested that Harold farm on a 50/50 share basis. Harold and Pauline decided that rather than borrow money to farm on shares; they would just buy a farm of their own.
In 1947 Harold and Pauline located and were able to obtain financing on a farm known as the "Thomas Farm" north of Idaville. Harold, Pauline, Donna Belle, and James moved to this farm in December 1947. Harold and Pauline raised grain, had a laying hen flock, and a dairy herd. Harold
had tried to raise pigs early on, but the fences would not contain the routing animals.
Harold supplemented the farm income by doing carpenter work in the late "40's" and early "50's", building three cottages along the Tippecanoe River. In the early "50's", after a crop failure, Harold worked two winters at Bryan Manufacturing in Monticello operating a solder pot.
Harold and Pauline did everything together and truly lived their lives for each other. Pauline was just as much at home 'on a tractor' as she was 'in the kitchen'. Harold would help Pauline with 'house chores' as time permitted. His specialty was drying dishes. |
|Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the White County Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.|
|Marriage Information: On September 8, 1937, at the home of Rev. Hall, west of Sitka, she married Harold W. Andrews. He died January 14, 1992, at the age of 76 years of cancer.|
|Survivors include: |
Donna B. Reed of Delphi, Indiana;
Joquietta "Jo" (Campbell) Andrews of Indianapolis, Indiana;
Six (6) Grandchildren;
Seven (7) Step - Grandchildren;
Twenty Eight (28) Great Grandchildren;
Four (4) Great Great Grandchildren;
Three (3) Nephews;
Numerous Great Nieces and Great Nephews.
|Preceded in Death: |
Bernard and Elsie (Girtz) Pherson;
Harold W. Andrews;
James H. "Jim" Andrews;
|Arrangements by: |
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583-8488