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Harriet V. McAndrew
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Obituary for Harriet V. McAndrew

Harriet V. McAndrew, age 96, of McHenry, IL, passed away on Wednesday July 4, 2018 at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock, IL, surrounded by her loving family. Harriet was born to Harry and Helen Metzer of St. Louis, MO on September 4, 1921. Harriet was united in marriage to Joseph McAndrew on May 10, 1942.

Harriet has been a resident of McHenry for 40 years. Harriet was a devout Catholic all her life. Harriet loved to sing, cook, and possessed the ability to give the finest advice to her children and grandchildren. Harriet will be remembered for her kind heart, laughter, and dignity.

Harriet is survived by children Jerome (Bette) McAndrew, Patricia Lybarger, Peggy (Michael) Linton, Kathleen McAndrew; 12 grandchildren, Ernie McAndrew, Kevin McAndrew, Tami Polizzi, Cory McAndrew, Todd McAndrew, Michael McAndrew, Jennifer Nelson, James Callicott, Jeffrey Callicott, Scott Callicott, Nicole McAndrew, Suzann Walton; and 23 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Harriet was preceded in death by her husband Joseph; her sons, Thomas and Dennis; her brother, Richard; and her beloved son-in-law, Robert Lybarger.

The family chose a private gathering to celebrate Harriet's exceptionally full life.

To those wishing to send expressions of condolences, the family suggests memorials to: JourneyCare Foundation Woodstock In-Patient Unit, 2050 Claire Ct. Glenview, IL 60025-7635 or McHenry Senior Services, 3519 N. Richmond Rd. McHenry, IL 60050.

Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Rd., McHenry, IL 60050. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit, where friends can leave an online condolence message for the family.


Event Information

Family Held Private Gathering

Cemetery Details


St. Mary's Cemetery

Richmond Road
McHenry, IL 60050


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