Grace Ethel Andrews (1935-2016)

Grace Andrews Obituary (taken from Pixabay) (UPLOADED) RESIZEDGrace E. Andrews

June 16, 1935 – June 23, 2016

Grace Ethel Andrews,(nee, Palmateer) age 81, a resident of Lebanon, Illinois, and former longtime resident of Bennington, died at her home on June 23, 2016, following a brief illness.

Grace was born in Troy, New York and was the daughter of the late Richard and Catherine Palmateer.

For many years she ran the Busy Bee Flower and Gift Shop in Bennington. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, floral arranging and playing computer games. Along with her husband, they owned harness racing horses and raced them mostly at Hinsdale Racetrack in New Hampshire.

Grace is survived by three children; Donald Sargood, Jr. (Sandra) of Hoosick Falls, New York, Venessa McCollum (Dale) of Stuttgart, Germany and Brian Andrews of San Francisco, CA. Grace leaves 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Grace has one brother, Richard Palmaeier, Jr. of Tucson, Arizona and two sisters; JoAnne Harrington of Bennington, Vermont and Barbara Wilson of Tennessee.

She is predeceased by her two husbands: Donald Sargood, Sr. and Erbert Andrews and one Sister Christine Lapp.

Graveside committal services will be held on Friday July 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Albany Rural Cemetery in Albany, New York.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11545, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.