July 28, 2008

Dixie E. Andres, 63, of 507 Euclid Ave., Oil City, left Monday morning July 28, 2008, at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie to be in the hands of the Lord, after a courageous battle with cancer and heart complications.

Born Oct. 8, 1944, in Oil City, she was a daughter of Ann Girts Tingue and the late George “Ben” Tingue.

She was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Andres graduated from Oil City High School in 1963 and continued her education at Robert Morris College, where she graduated.

She was employed by the FBI in Washington, D.C., and also spent time as a teller at First Seneca Bank. She also owned several family businesses including Andres Frosty Flavor, Andres and Son Garage and Fort Venango Coin Shop.

Mrs. Andres enjoyed bowling, softball and bingo.

Her all-time favorite thing to do was spend time with her grandchildren and spoil them. She was a one-of-a-kind wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and especially “nana.”

On Oct. 2, 1982, she married John F. Andres, and he survives.

She is also survived by her mother, Ann Girts Tingue of Oil City; two sons, Allan (Tex) Andres and wife, Michelle, and Michael Andres and wife, Tracey, all of Oil City; one stepson, Mark Andres and wife, Seiko, of Columbus, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Amy Andres of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Bailey, Lucas, Kaila, Breanna and Sierra Andres, Rusty Rice, and Wisteria and Momiji Andres; a brother, Larry Tingue and wife, Bev, of Morton, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, George “Ben” Tingue; one sister, Judith “Judy” Ewing; one brother-in-law, Thomas Ewing; her mother-in-law, Sophia Andres; and a great-nephew, William “Billy” Thomas Ewing.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Morrison Funeral Home in Oil City.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Philip H. Scherr, pastor of Good Hope Lutheran Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Those wising to place a memorial may do so through the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.