Obituary published April 10, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
Susan Cornett Andrews 60, of Saint Joseph, Mo. passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Saint Joseph, Mo. She was born December 16, 1952 in Mexico, Missouri daughter of Judge Ralph Cornett and Elaine Maxwell Cornett. Susan was preceded in death by her father, a sister, Becky Cornett-Rhoads and her former husband Michael Andrews. She is survived by her children, Leah Andrews of Boston, Mass. and Adam (Whitney) Andrews of Longview, Texas and a grandson, Ford Michael Andrews, her loving companion, Keith Campbell and his children, Cathy Campbell, Sarah (Lance) Healy, his grandchidren, Malea, Mikayla, Makenzie and Maddox of St. Joseph. She is also survived by her mother Elaine Cornett, a sister, Peggy Cornett-Kay (Gary), eight nieces and nephews and nine great nieces and nephews. Susan graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Masters Degree in Special Education. She taught in Columbia, Mo. for several years before moving to Longview, Texas where she taught special education for 25 more years. At a reunion, Susan reunited with her high school sweet heart and moved to St. Joseph to be with him. During Susan's time in Longview, she was involved in many service activities, including Habitat for Humanity, Literacy Council, Alpha Delta Kappa, Refuge International and volunteered to help the homeless through her church. She was an active member of Greggton United Methodist Church and volunteered for many positions.
After moving to St. Joseph, Susan joined Wesley United Methodist Church where she became youth leader and Sunday School teacher. She continued her volunteerism by serving as a tutor for Pass the Power Literacy Council. In 2012, she was awarded the Senator Roy Blunt literacy citation for her service.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Wesley United Methodist Church. She will be cremated under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorial services in Longview, Texas will be held at 11:AM Friday, April 19th at the Greggton United Methodist Church, Longview, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any of the following organizations. The American Cancer Society or The Spartan's Nest, a home for teen mothers, founded by her niece Carissa Figgins. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.