Rosemary Andrews

Rosemary Andrews

February 16, 1928 – January 22, 2024

Preceded in death by husband, John D. “Jack,” daughter-in-law, Marge Andrews and great-grandson Reid Jedlicka.  Survived by daughters- Helen, Mary Trowbridge (David)- Tabor, IA, sons- John, James, Mike (Robin), Tom (Ceci)- Phoenix, AZ and Paul (Cheri).  Grandchildren, Jason Trowbridge (Karla), Justin Trowbridge (Angie), Tiffani Jedlicka (Scott), Joshua Umbra (Jessica), and Mackenzie Burge (Jake); Nick Andrews (Erin), Jonathan Andrews (Tonya), Adam Andrews, Meg Trowbridge (Dustin); Garrett Andrews (fiancé Katie), Chandler Andrews, Tanner Andrews and Sadie Andrews; Gabriel Sturm (Meghan), Andrew Sturm; Ashley Andrews, Brittany Andrews, Cody Andrews, Jared Andrews, Jacob Andrews and Megan Andrews; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Rosemary was born in Lisbon, ND and the youngest of seven children.  She attended grade school and high school in Conception, MO followed by nursing school in St. Joseph, MO where she first met her future sister-in-law, Margaret Mary Andrews.  Margaret Mary invited Rosemary to Thanksgiving dinner in Omaha, NE because she thought Rosemary might like her brother, Jack.  This in turn, led to their union at Holy Family Church in Conception Junction, MO on April 21, 1951 and 51 years of marriage. She was a devoted wife, mother, and prayer warrior/parishioner of Christ the King.

She was a registered nurse for 25 years, employed by Archbishop Bergan Mercy Hospital for 20 of those, followed by home-hospice care.   She was active at Christ the King Parish, heavily involved in the adult and funeral choirs, Perpetual Adoration, the Ladies Guild- including the Heavenly Dusters and babysitting for the young mother’s group.  Also known as the tent-lady, her numerous children’s tents were requested and loved by many, with the bulk of the proceeds benefiting Essential Pregnancy Services- which was her and Jack’s life-long passion.

Rosemary’s faith and family were her two priorities in life.  She lived her faith daily through mass, prayer and rosary.  Her ultimate joy will be in joining Christ Jesus in heaven, along with her beloved husband.

Memorials can be made to Essential Pregnancy Service, Roncalli Catholic High School – Andrews Scholarship Fund or Christ the King Educational Trust.

VISITATION: Thursday, January 25th, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. followed by VIGIL, at 7:00 p.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, January 26th, 10 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church.

To view a live broadcast of the Services, please visit and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • Chris Kuhn Posted January 22, 2024 7:55 pm

    Rosemary (and Jack) offered me Family at a time in my life when I needed it desperately! Rosemary was a surrogate Mom and will always hold a special place in my heart! Her children cherished her and her missions! I loved and respected her and will cherish her the rest of my days!

  • Dorothy Rasgorshek Posted January 22, 2024 9:13 pm

    A most beautiful lady in every way, Rosemary was the Stalwart Member of the classic choir, the ladies’ funeral choir, the Guild and much, much more. Rosemary IS Christ the King Church personified! How we will miss her. When it was time to go, happy to hear she went so quickly to heaven. We should all be so blessed.

  • Jean Reiner Posted January 23, 2024 1:25 pm

    I was privileged to know and work with Rosemary at Bergan. A wonderful lady

  • Karen OConnor Posted January 23, 2024 6:41 pm

    We are so sad to hear about the death of Rosemary Andrews.
    Rosemary was the Rock of Gibraltar for our family for more than 70 years.
    She was the kindest, most giving, selfless person we have ever known and we were so fortunate to be relatives of such a saintly woman..
    Jack and Rosemary were very special people and I am happy they are reunited at last.
    They raised a stellar family and should be very proud of each and every one of their children.
    All our love to the family.
    Our hearts are hurting for all of you.
    Karen and Tom OConnor

  • Maris Bentley Posted January 24, 2024 10:55 am

    I was privileged to know Rosemary and teach some of her grandchildren at Christ the King School. A woman of great faith, I remember her tents, but I especially remember her for creating the beautiful crown and cape for the Blessed Mother statue that we used for the May crowning. My deepest condolences to her family. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Susan R O’Donnell Posted January 24, 2024 1:53 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Rosemary was a very nice lady. I enjoyed talks with her over the fence. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I know what you’re going through. It’s not easy.

  • Brandon Odom Posted January 24, 2024 2:31 pm

    Rosemary was such a blessing to all at Christ the King. The goodies that she would bring for the parish and school staff were spectacular, and she was such a kind-hearted and wonderful woman. I pray for peace and comfort for you all in this time of grief.

  • Rick Lienemann Posted January 24, 2024 10:59 pm

    I consider myself Blessed to know Rosemary, her smile and positive attitude was incredible. She helped so many by giving of herself, her treats that she would bring to Christ The King were amazing also. She dedicated her life to her family and church. I will miss her telling me stories about her life and family. Prayers for all of you .
    Rick Lienemann

  • Mary Nancarrow Posted January 25, 2024 11:48 am

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss, but Rosemary’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are a living testament to a life well lived and filled with love. May your memories fill your hearts and bring you comfort.

  • Carrie Frillman Posted January 25, 2024 12:05 pm

    Helen , thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Rose was truly the kindest woman nurse and mentor . I had the great pleasure to work side by side with her . She was my mentor in my early nursing career . Bless you Rose .

  • Jeff Putjenter Posted January 25, 2024 4:56 pm

    Paul, I am soo sorry for your loss. May your Mom rest in peace God Bless your Whole family

  • Linda (Laughlin) Hawke Posted January 26, 2024 8:35 am

    Our family grew up next door to the Andrews. Rosemary was in some sense a second mom to us. She was patient and kind and often consulted over the years for medical care or advice. I especially remember how she sat with my brother, Rob, and I when my dad was taken to the hospital for a brain aneurism. That was a frightful time and just having her there was a comfort! As we grew up and moved and our widowed mom aged, Rosemary continued to be a caring neighbor who was willing to reach out and help. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews raised a wonderful Christian and caring family and we were very blessed to be their neighbors!

  • Larry Zahm Posted January 26, 2024 9:25 am

    Andrews Family, my sympathy to you on the passing of your beloved mother. May she rest in the loving arms of Jesus.

  • Janette Manganaro Posted January 27, 2024 6:05 am

    Helen and Andrews family
    So sorry to see your Mom passed. .Sending prayers your way during this difficult time.

  • Mary Buglewicz Duffy Posted January 28, 2024 12:27 pm

    James, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your family. What a saintly woman! May God grant all of you comfort.

  • Steve O’Donnell Posted January 30, 2024 7:29 am

    Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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