Andrews, Doris Maydean -
Halfway - Doris Maydean Andrews died at home in Halfway on June 18th, 2021. Maydean was born in Halfway to Charlie and Josie Viles on April 23, 1929. She married Ben Andrews, also of Halfway, on July 31, 1948. Before having children, Maydean embarked on an adventurous year living near the beach in Panama while Ben served in the Korean War. Upon returning home, Maydean and Ben began their family and built the farm. A dedicated and hardworking woman, Maydean milked cows twice a day for forty years, before she and Ben transitioned to farming beef cattle. All the while, Maydean provided lovingly for her family and made sure to bake two pies every other day for the household of six. Famous for her angel food cake with fluffy frosting, chocolate crackle cookies, and Million Dollar pickles, Maydean enjoyed cooking for the people she loved. Maydean was always happy to help her community and Schofield Baptist Church family. She will be remembered as a funny, sweet, and loving woman. Maydean was preceded in death by her husband Ben two years ago. At that time, her grandchildren, Andria and Alex Hewett moved in with Maydean, to provide companionship and care. Andria counts herself as the lucky one during this time.
Maydean leaves behind a large family: her four children: Elaine Willingham, Blaine Andrews (Robyn), Jane Mueller (Scott) and Malaine Tyler (Steve); her sister, Maxine Sampson; her sisters-in-law, Dixie Haddock and May Viles; her grandchildren Jessica, Amanda, Anna, Andria & Alex, Shelby, Lauran, Brandon, Austin, and Olivia; great-grandchildren Peyton, Bentley, Sawyer, Owen, Teagan, Baylor, Penelope, Cole and one on the way (Jack).
Maydean was preceded in death by her husband, Ben, parents, Charlie and Josie Viles, siblings, Freeman Viles, Ray Viles, Hazel McKinney and grandson, Adam.
The family would like to send a special thank you to CMH Hospice staff, particularly Chantel and Sadie.
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