Kathleen Jean Andrews

Kathleen J. Andrews, 76, of Charleston, S.C., and Cincinnati, died peacefully at her home Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.

Kathy was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary I. and John F. Morrisey. She married Carl Andrews on July 3, 1954, and was the mother to three children, Carla Andrews of Denver, John Andrews of Dakar, Senegal, Africa, and Barbara Wickman of Hillsdale, N.Y.

Kathy lived life to the fullest, enjoying people, flowers, books and her grandchildren.
She spent many hours mentoring children in the Charleston and North Charleston school districts. She is remembered with a smile by all who knew her.

Besides her husband of 57 years and her children, she is survived by five grandchildren, Ryan, Kevin, Kiera, Logan and Carson; her sister, Mary Pat Straw of Tucson, Ariz.; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand relatives and special friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Patricia Ann Flaherty; and her twin sister, Maureen Bloomfield.

Family and friends are invited to call from noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Dec. 1, at the McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley Chapel, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston. Interment will follow in the spring at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Cincinnati.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Friends of the Charleston Library.
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley Chapel, is serving the family.

For more information, call 843-722-8371. Online condolences can be sent to