Keith Gerard Andrew, 65, of rural Ursa, died Monday, November 4, 2019 at his home.
Keith was born October 9, 1954, in Quincy, the son of Elva and Ruth (Adair) Andrew. Keith graduated from Unity High School in Mendon in 1972 and earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Culver-Stockton College in Canton in 1976 with honors. His artistic talents won him many local awards and his choice of media was vast – from plastics and clay in college to fine wood furniture, metal sculpture, and multimedia paintings. Keith truly enjoyed sharing his art skills with children at several local schools and often collaborated with his fellow artist, best friend, and nephew, Kent H. Hilgenbrinck.
In 1978 Keith married Gina Epker and they had one son, Nicholas. Keith is survived by his son Nicholas and his wife Sara of Carthage, their sons Logan, Evan, and Collan, five siblings – Janet (Bill) Hilgenbrinck of Ursa, Karen (Joe) Nolan of Jacksonville, Nancy (Larry) Crow of Warsaw, Dean Andrew of St. Paul, MN, and Neal (Jane) Andrew of Ursa, two aunts – Doris Cornwell of Ursa and Alice Adair of Quincy, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of Keith’s life will be 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon. Private family interment will be at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions have been suggested to the Adams County 4-H Foundation.
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