Virginia Louise Andrew

Virginia Louise Whitham Andrew, 92, of Bella Vista, Ark., died April 27, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was born Feb. 2, 1925 to Erwin Whitham in Windsor, Conn. She graduated from Manchester High School, in Manchester, Conn., in 1942. She and her husband moved to Tulsa in 1960 where she obtained her teaching degree at the University of Tulsa, and taught in Tulsa and Florida. They moved to Bella Vista in 1991. She was a member of Shrine Ladies and the Presbyterian Church where she served as Elder and as an Enabler for the Presbyterian women in the Presbytery of Arkansas. She also served as a volunteer at the Bella Vista Public Library. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie George Andrew of 66 years; her brothers, George and Richard Whitham; a sister, Betty Jane Messier; son, Robert Bruce Andrew; granddaughter, Melinda Andrew Walters; and great granddaughter, Hanna Walters. She is survived by her children: David and wife, Kathryn, of Rogers, Ark.; Scott and wife, Cheri of Nashville, Tenn.; Janet and husband, James Hall of Bella Vista; daughter-in-law, Mary Andrew of Green Forrest, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brother, John Whitham and wife, Sally; and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held at 5-7 p.m., Monday, May 1 at Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 at the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd. Burial will be at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bella Vista Public Library, or the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista. On-line condolences may be made at

Published April 30, 2017