of Mountain Home, AR
May 14, 2022
Mary W. Andres of Mountain Home, Arkansas, passed away May 14, 2022, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 87. She was born November 26, 1934, in Clinton, Illinois to Frank and Evelyn Oehrlein. She married William "Bill" Andres in 1984. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 59 years. Mary and Bill relocated from the Chicago, Illinois area in 1985. Mary worked at Baxter Healthcare as an Occupational Health nurse at the Mountain Home locationMary had numerous hobbies. She and Bill loved to travel. They traveled all over, but her favorite places to go were Hawaii and Ireland where she kissed the Blarney Stone. Mary and Bill enjoyed square dancing. She also loved to exercise. She was very involved in St. Peter Fisherman Catholic Church. She was a third order Dominican, and she participated in Eucharistic adoration. Mary was a CASA volunteer (court appointed special advocate), she was trained to be a voice for abused or neglected children through the court system and guide them to environments where they could thrive. Most importantly, Mary loved spending time with her family. Her family was very important to her. Mary is survived by her son, David (Mary Jane) Dow; daughter, Kathy (Michael) Norman; grandchildren, Gregie-Anne Dow, Winifred (Justin) Hemby, Crystal (Tony) Barbosa, Nicole Smith, Steven Norman, and Natalie (Christopher) Palminteri; great grandchildren, Aubrey, Avery, Rocco Palmiteri, Ryker Smith, Kamilla, Jocelyn, Aries, Oden Hemby and Tony, Adam, Adele Barbosa, numerous nieces and nephews, along with church and community friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Thomas Oehrlein, and son Philip Dow. A funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2022, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Roller Funeral Home.
To Mary’s family,Although I had not seen Mary since the 1990,s as a fellow Occupational HealthNurse at Baxter, I still have lasting memories of Mary’s nursing skills,kindness, and gentle humor to all whom she had contact with at Baxter. I havesuch sadness to hear of her passing. Her strong faith and warmth to all aremy lasting memories. I am so sorry for your loss.Eileen Schultz, R.N. COHN-S, CM
Condolences to David and Kathy and the family. Mary was such a joy to be around. I first met her through the Retired Airline Group and soon discovered she was a fellow parishioner at St. Peter’s. May she rest in God’s peace now and live in eternal light and love.
My sincere sympathy to Mary's family. She and my mother were good friends for many years. Mary gave my mother such comfort being beside her when she was going through her cancer treatments and such. I loved when Mary would come by to see my mother in Hospice, she always had a warm smile and such kind words for all of us. I'm sure heaven got a lot brighter when they met in heaven!Donna and Jeff Frentz
My sympathy to all of Mary's family. I will always remember her infectious smile and laugh. She is in God's loving arms now.
I am sure going to miss Mary. 8 enjoyed her smile and her beautiful personality. My condolences to the family.
My sincere and deepest sympathy to Kathy and David and the rest of Mary's family. Mary is at peace now because God has called her home. She will truly be missed. I will miss picking her up for mass and her happy greetings. The Lord is with Mary now and may he watch over all you during this difficult time.
My sympathy to Kathy and David and all of Mary's family. I am honored to have called Mary my friend for many years. She was one of a kind who could do it all and she always did just that. We had a lot of fun with many memories that I cherish. I love you, Mary, 'till we meet again. Mary, your soul is resting with God now. Peace is yours.
You have reached your destination, now you can rest in peace.You were loved deeply, now your suffering is over.Love always,Joanne