Zovelda M. Andris, 93, of Bloomington formerly of Saybrook and Gibson City, died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Martin Health Center in Bloomington, Ill.
Mrs. Andris was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Ormas, Ind. A daughter of Harry Leroy Price and Ruth (Ramsey) Goodrich, she married Russell Andris on Feb. 9, 1946, in Chicago. He died Feb. 5, 2002.
Mrs. Andris graduated from Washington Center High School in Indiana, the last member of the class of 1937. She graduated from the International Business College in Fort Wayne and then worked at the Farm Administration office in Goshen. She then went on to work for the Dr. George W. Crane family in Chicago.
Her main interest in life was music. She trained her four young siblings to sing in four-part harmony at many community events in the area. She helped her own children discover their musical abilities and talents. She taught piano for 40 years, served as church organist and pianist most of her life, and played the accordion and marimba. She shared her music with her church, family and community wherever she went.
She was the 1995 WPEO Senior Citizen Award honoree for her special contributions for family, church, community and mankind.
Surviving relatives include three sons, Joseph Andris of Gibson City, Darrell (Mary Ellen) Andris of Normal and Marvin (Linda) Andris of Milford; two daughters, Carol Dorward of Washington and Janet (Norman) Diemer of Groveland; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, Gerald Goodrich of Drummond Island, Mich. and Kenneth (Leola) Goodrich of Grants Pass, Ore.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister and a granddaughter Stephanie Mae Diemer.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gibson City Bible Church with Pastor Paul Thomason and Pastor Ted Loy officiating.
Visitation will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Bellflower Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Gibson City Bible Church or to the Evangelical Free Church of Bloomington-Normal. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City.