Sister Veronica McAndrews


Sister Veronica McAndrews, 99, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Bishop Drumm Center, Johnston, Iowa. 

A rosary and vigil service will be at Bishop Drumm Our Lady of Peace Chapel on Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m. Visitation at Humility of Mary Center, Magnificat Chapel, 820 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport will be Friday, April 15, 4-7 p.m. with Rosary at 4:00 and Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass is Saturday, April 16, 11:00 a.m. in Magnificat Chapel with burial following in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Elizabeth May McAndrews was born on March 14, 1912 in Denison, Iowa to Thomas and Lucy Fitzpatrick McAndrews.  On June 8, 1932 she entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, professing vows on August 1, 1935. 

She received a BS from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, an MA from Peabody College, Nashville, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, Columbus. Her teaching ministry began in Cosgrove Public School, but the greater part of her work was at Marycrest College, Davenport, where she was professor of Home Economics for nearly forty years.  Later, she pursued her interest in gerontology, gained certification in clinical pastoral education, and then served in pastoral care at Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha, and at St Joseph Hospital, Ottumwa.  She retired in 1988, living at Marycrest and then at Humility of Mary Center before moving to Bishop Drumm Center in 2001.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Helen; brothers, Emmett and Joseph and sisters, Lucy Lawrence, Marcella Roberts, and Loretta Tatreau.  She is survived by her brother John (Ruth), Merced, CA, nephews Michael (Diane) McAndrews, West Hartford, CT, Frank (Valerie) Roberts, Reno, NV, niece, Elise (Abe) Gastelo, Guadalupe, CA, and sisters and associates of her religious community. 

Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Humility of Mary.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Sr. Veronica’s obituary at


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