Peterson Funeral Chapel
Billy Joe Andrus, age 88, of Crane, MO passed away on March 26th, 2017 in his home surrounded by family.
Billy was born in Crane, MO to Zuma Andrus Dean on March 30th, 1928. He married Loraine Grimmett on November 4th, 1952, in Harrison, Ark. Billy was a craftsman at Universal Studios for several years. After returning to Missouri in 1974, he worked at the mill in Aurora as well as The Ozarks Methodist Manor. Billy was also an usher at The Osmond Family Theater before retiring.
Billy is preceded in death by his loving wife of 42 years, Loraine; his daughter-in-law Lesa Andrus; his mother who passed when he was 4, Zuma Andrus Dean; and his aunt and uncle who adopted him, Hobart and Rayo Andrus.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna and husband Gary Davis of Aurora, MO; son, Danny Andrus of Crane, MO; his daughter, Karen and husband Kenny Morland of Strafford, MO; and grandson, Preston Andrus and fiancé Kayla of Oxford, GA. He is also survived by his special friend of 21 years, Leta Kelton of Aurora, MO; sister-in-laws, Barbara Michael & Jo Hicks of Marionville, MO; and brother-in-law, Donnie Grimmett of Arizona.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 31st at 2:00 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home with Brother Lee Miller officiating. Burial will follow the service at Bowling Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Danny Andrus, Preston Andrus, Gary Davis, Kenny Morland, Ralph Wells, Wayne Elliott, and Mark Edgar