Robert A. Andrews

Robert A. Andrews, 92, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Chateau Girardeau. “The train has come to take you home.”

He was born on March 18, 1925, in Chaffee, Mo., the son of Robert and Mabel Thompson Andrews.

He married Rosemary Bagby on Feb. 9, 1941. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 2010.

He was an avid golfer throughout his entire life and he loved to sing and dance. He was meticulous when it came to the upkeep of his home and yard. He was an engineer for the Frisco Railroad, which later became Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The railroad was his job but it was also his love.

He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Mattingly (Art) of Cape Girardeau and Bobbi Bender of Memphis, Tenn.; one son, Ty Andrews of Scott City, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; as well as a special friend, Geneva Jackson of Anna.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

The family of Robert Andrews will host a celebration to honor his life next spring.

Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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