Margaret Andrews

June 11, 1918November 30, 2012

Margaret Andrews, 94, of Poplar Grove, and formerly of Marengo, passed away November 30, 2012 at Florence Nursing Home in Marengo.

She was born June 11, 1918 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin to Clayton and Alma Amelia (Phillips) Waite. On August 31, 1940 she married Harold Andrews.

Margaret lived in the Marengo area for over 65 years. When she first moved to the area she worked at Woodstock Typewriter. She also worked at Admiral in Harvard, although she spent the majority of her time working at Arnold Engineering where she retired at the age of 62, on the same day as her husband. Margaret was very active in the Union.

She enjoyed craft projects, especially crocheting. She also loved spending time in the woods and in their cabin up North; she was known to have been the best shot in her family.

She is survived by her sons, Alan (Pat) Andrews and Howard (Gail) Andrews; and her sister, Geraldine Frank. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; and her brother, Donald Waite.

Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm on Monday, December 3, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. Burial will follow at Marengo City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010.

For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2012

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Russ Lovejoy

December 3, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Nancy Luebke

December 2, 2012

So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing and my thoughts are with you, Alan and Pat, and Howard and Gail.