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Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service-South Chapel

7720 South Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

Helen Mary (Shillington) Andis

June 18, 1924March 17, 2020

Services for Helen Andis will be broadcast on facebook live at https://m.facebook.com/advantageokc/?ref=page_internal

Helen Mary (Shillington) Andis Helen Mary Andis was born to Roy H. Shillington and Martha Ellen Fulkerson Shillington in Jerome. Idaho on June 18, 1924. She rushed into heaven on St Patrick's day, March 17, 2020. She was one of ten children and graduated from Jerome High School. Helen came to Oklahoma with her twin sister, Ellen, to work with Aunt Bertha Shillington at the home of the redeeming Love in Oklahoma City. They enrolled in the Nurse Cadet Corp to become RN's. Helen met her future sister-in-law Romona Andis Wayman while attending school at the home of Redeeming Love. Romona introduced her to her brother, Emory Andis, Sr. Helen and Emory corresponded while he served overseas in the Philippines and Korea. They were married November 21, 1947 at the Andis family someplace. They had six children. She worked as a RN in area hospitals until her retirement at age 82, except for brief times they were farming and raising cattle and later a dairy farm at Dibble, Oklahoma. She lived her life faithful to her church, and her work family, but most of all she loved and served her family. She instilled the love of reading, education and a strong work ethic. She ministered physically and spiritually many hours at bed sides caring for friends and family during illness. Many family members, including daughters Claudia and Elizabeth followed her into the health care profession. Emory Sr. was so proud of her efforts to make their home beautiful. She enjoyed reading and antiquing and using her finds in the home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Martha, Sisters: Esther Thompson, Naomi Sirucek, and Rose Clark. Brothers: Thomas, Lloyd and Harold Shillington. Husband, Emory Sr. on April 5, 1996, infant son Johnny and daughter Claudia Andis Caraway. She is survived by sisters: Ellen Whatcott, Charlotte Whatcott, and Jennifer (Ralph) Wolverton. Surviving children are Lynda (Ronald) Jones, Elizabeth (Jimmy) Parnell, Emory Jr. (Cissy) and Paul (Sandra) Andis. Grandchildren: Bryan Parnell, Ryan (Ashley) Jones, Andrew Ghetia, Amanda Ghetia, and Lacy (Josh) Zigler. Great Grandchildren Sarah Jones, Camryn Johannessen, and Ella Zigler. A multitude of nieces and nephews and very best friend Tina( Dennis) McDonald.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ryan Jones, Pallbearer
  • Bryan Parnell, Pallbearer
  • Ron Jones, Pallbearer
  • Myron McFarland, Pallbearer
  • Emory Andis, Pallbearer
  • Paul Andis, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020

Memories

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Delores Nicar

March 20, 2020

What a beautiful and gracious lady she was. I was proud to call her our neighbor and our friend. I'm so grateful to Cissy and Emory for the years of care they provided that allowed Helen to stay in her home until the end. Also for the times I had a chance to stop in just to chat. She had amazing stories of her time as a nurse. Surely our neighborhood won't be the same without her. If ever there was a person who deserves the title Angel, it would be Helen. God Bless and keep you my friend.

Colleena Walker

March 20, 2020

Such a precious lady. I always loved our upbeat conversations and her beautiful smile. Prayers for all of you.

Ruth E Wayman Patkowski

March 20, 2020

Wow!!! This beautiful Aunt Helen sooo many memories to share! Almost every Sunday after church in Norman where my Dad pastored there, Aunt Helen would invite us to their farm near Blanchard! We loved it and over the pastures we would run, roam, laugh and I told Grandpa and Grandma Stories! What fun it was. I always asked Aunt Helen before we came “ Did you bake your chocolate cake.”? Generally she did! And boy the best I have ever eaten!
I love you! Will miss you! But cannot imagine the fun you are having with everyone! And our fun loving Andis Bunch!! Dearest Aunt Helen❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY