Cyrilla ‘Cy’ Andert, 85

Published 8:15pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Born: Sept. 29, 1927

Died: March 3, 2013


Cyrilla ‘Cy’ Andert, 85
Cyrilla ‘Cy’ Andert, 85

Cyrilla ‘Cy’ J. Andert, 85 years old of Edwardsburg, passed to her rest March 3, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Mishawaka, Ind., after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 29, 1927 in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of Maynard L. and Margueite (Anderson) Martin. She grew up in the Lydick area and moved to Edwardsburg about 56 years ago.

Cy was formerly employed by Travelers Insurance in South Bend, and she retired from the Edwardsburg School system, working in  the cafeteria. She was a member of Modern Moms, a club in Edwardsburg and enjoyed doing her crafts, such as sewing, knitting and crocheting. Her pride was her garden, which she liked to plant and then have the harvest of not only eating the fresh vegetables, but also to can the extras for table use. Being a gardener enabled her to be a masterful cook in the kitchen for her family.

She was married Sept. 6, 1952 in South Bend at Our Lady of Hungry Church, as Cyrilla Jane Martin, to Joseph H. Andert, who survives with their children, Thomas (Sandra) Andert of Stevensville, Jane (Terry) Clarke of St. Johns, David (Kathlyn) Andert of South Bend and Brian Andert and friend Daphne Johnson, both of Kokomo, Ind. There are five grandchildren and one sister, Ila Davis of South Bend.

Family who have passed, are her parents, a sister Rita Snider and a brother Richard Martin.

Family and friends may gather Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 W. Main St., Edwardsburg, where a Service of Remembrance will begin at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lauren Hall, Pastor of Southlawn United Methodist Church, officiating  Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, South Bend. Memorials may be given to the choice of the donor.

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