Andrea “Andy” Elaine Rue, age 59, of Casey, Il. passed away at 7:41 pm on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born February 9, 1958 in Terre Haute, In., the daughter of Alonzo R. “Buck” Rue and Alice Marie (Ripple) Rue.
Andy touched so many people in so many ways. Maybe she delivered your morning paper, or cut your grass. Chances are she sold you a snow cone at the baseball diamond concession stand, or maybe she played softball with you, or even coached you in softball. Perhaps you went to school with her, hung out with her, or had the chance to work with her. We all knew that she loved to make you smile, but little did she know all it really took was just her smile.
Andy graduated from Casey High School in 1976, and was a member of the Casey White Oak Church of God. She worked at the Casey Reporter for over twenty years, and has been with the Casey-Westfield school district for over ten years. She enjoyed playing softball for many years. Because of her love for the game, she became a coach for the girls’ softball league in Casey.
Surviving Andy are five brothers, Ron (Sharon) Rue of Murray, Ky., Ben Rue of Lawrenceville, Il., John (Nancy) Rue of Peotone, Il., Richard (Kathy) Rue of Houston, Tx., and Jack Rue of Mattoon, Il., and four sisters, Mary Sue Watson of Neoga, Il., Bonnie (Don) Baird of Martinsville, Il., Julie (Chuck) Briggs of Tilton, Il., and Melanie (David) Evans of Weatherford, Tx., many nephews, nieces, great nephews & nieces,
great- great nephews & nieces, Deanna Guffey, her Church family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Robert Rue, Tony Rue, Rodney Rue, brother-in-law Richard Watson, sister-in-law Debbie Eagan Rue, two nephews Jonathan Rue and David Watson, one great niece and one great nephew.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, March 15th at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, Il.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am, Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at the Casey White Oak Church of God, 3305 E 1000th Rd, Casey, Il. with Pastor Tom Toner officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery in Casey, Il.
Memorial contributions may be made to Casey White Oak Church of God, 3305 E 1000th Rd, Casey, Il. 62420.
Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, Il. is in charge of the arrangements.