We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Barnett Funeral Home
Eva J. Andrus, 104, of 222 Moore Hill Road, Emporium, PA passed away at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Saturday night (December 25, 2021). She was born September 29, 1917 in Tyler, PA a daughter of the late John and Mary Scanish Silinsky. She married the late George D. Andrus who passed away in 1975.
Eva's early life was spent on a poultry farm in Bell Hollow, a remote area of Tyler, PA. The rigors of the time and lifestyle developed a work ethic early in her life. During her teenage years, the family relocated to a more civilized area, Weedville PA, where her parents resided until their passing in the 1950's. During that period, Eva met her husband to be, married, and bought the house at 222 Moore Hill Rd. This was the place that all of her children were born into and raised, and the place that Eva lived the rest of her life up until the last few weeks (A total of more than 76 years).
Eva was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church for most of those 76 years and enjoyed many years singing in the choir. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and the Emporium Senior Center. Throughout her life, she was a devoted mother, and enjoyed any and all activities with her immediate and extended families. A highlight was always her annual birthday bash for the last 24 years held at the family camp in Benezette. As perhaps an indication of the people she touched over the years, her 100th anniversary party had an attendance of over 150. Although she slowed down a bit the last few years, she still retained a zest for life and love of family. Her family is left with a hole that could never be filled, but a consolation is that she has rejoined her husband whom she has missed for over 46 years.
She is survived by flive sons, John D. (Charlotte) Andrus, Emporium; Ronald E. (Pamela) Andrus, Gaines, PA; David E. (Joanne) Andrus, Emporium; George T. Andrus, Emporium; Richard A. Andrus, Emporium; ten grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren; sister, Helen Wolfel, Emporium.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, William Andrus; two sisters, Anna and Tillie; three brothers, Steve, Mike and John.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Wednesday from 4-6 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (December 30, 2021) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.