Helen M Andrews

Helen Andrews, a wife, mother, grandmother, and beloved teacher, died on July 21st in Coshocton. She was 76.

Helen was born on September 3rd, 1936, in Wadsworth, Ohio, to Helen and Michael Motzko. An honor student at Wadsworth High School, she later attended Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in education, and graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Primary Education in 1960.

She moved to Coshocton in 1964, and once her children reached school age, she resumed her teaching career at Lincoln Elementary School in 1970. After thirty years of service teaching 3rd and 4th grade at Lincoln, she retired in 2000 having received a distinguished teacher grant from the Ohio State Board of Education as well as serving as President of the Coshocton chapter of the Ohio Education Association. Helen taught nearly a thousand students in Coshocton during her many years in education, and was known for her uncompromising standards, encouragement and compassion.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Walter Andrews. She is survived by her son Matthew, of Nashville, Tennessee, her son Michael, of New York City, and grand-daughter Ada Helen Andrews, also of New York City.

Services will be held at the Given Dawson Funeral Home in Coshocton on Saturday, July 27th. There will be an informal gathering from 11am-12pm for any and all whose lives were touched by Helen, followed by a celebration of Helen’s life at 12pm.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 27, 2013

Helen M Andrews

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Bunny & Bob McCoy

July 27, 2013

Dear Mike and Matt,
So sad to hear of Helen's passing. She was a outstanding teacher and a good friend. I have many memories of when we worked together at Lincoln and fun times at CTCC. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Caroline Gilmore

July 27, 2013

I just read of Helen's passing. I enjoyed working with Helen at Lincoln. My condolences to her family.

Dee Huddilston

July 27, 2013

Matt and Mike

Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mother and Father were very special.

Dee Huddiston

John Rettos

July 26, 2013

Matt and Mike. So sorry to hear that your Mother has passed. She was a dedicated teacher and I am proud to have her colleague.

July 26, 2013

Mike & Matt,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
With our heartfelt sympathy,
Joe Hall & Family

Lisa Gardner Graye

July 26, 2013

Sad to read of this passing. A wonderful teacher, mother and inspiration! Due to your believing in me I am a better mother ,wife and daughter to those in my life. I will never forget how you never gave up on me . The years beofore you were rough for me, personal issues and I got diagnosed with dsylexia. You saw hope and encouraged me . I recall you reading Stuart Little outside under a big oak tree and how you had a way with words that made me want to read just like that it was magical. That winter we had the gas shortage and we attended school in your home. I remember your pride for your family and how you encouraged their creative spirits. You will be missed and remembered forever in our hearts because of you I am am blessed!

Lori Devore

July 25, 2013

I am sorry to hear about Helen's death. We worked together at Lincoln Elementary and I was impressed with her dedication to teaching and her love for her students. She was very proud of her two sons and shared many stories about them. My deepest sympathies.

Juanita Copeland

July 25, 2013

Sending you and your family love and light from Nashville. I will be there in spirit.

July 25, 2013

Mike and Matt I'm so sorry for your loss.I have many fond memories of the rising tide and the good times on Cambridge rd.She was a great teacher and wife and mom.Sheryl sycks.

Mike & Peggy Bowman

July 25, 2013

Sympathy to the family