Barbara Allen Jordan Andary

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Barbara Allen Jordan Andary

June 18, 1941 - October 21, 2018

On Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, Barbara Allen Jordan Andary, loving wife and mother of four, passed away at the age of 77.
Barbara was born June 18, 1941 in Rutherfordton, N.C. to Lester and Ruth Jordan. A graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School and the University of Kentucky,
she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in
1963 and attended UK Medical School. Her career as a Respiratory Therapist began at the VA Hospital in Lexington, Ky., where she was part of their first
open heart surgery team. She treated military veterans for over 30 years at the VA Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
On Oct. 1,1966 she married Paul Anthony Andary. They raised one daughter, Terri, and three sons, Trevor, Nathan and Trent.
A compassionate woman, Barbara championed the rights of those who were being denied access to proper treatment and services in both healthcare and education. She was a lover of Jesus Christ; member of Advance Memorial UMC; fierce fan of UK sports, arts and crafts, and every activity involving her children (Scouting, band, dance, sports.)
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Paul; her mother Ruth; her half-brother Jim; and her father Lester.
She is survived by her four children, Trevor, Nathan, Trent, and Terri (Nate); grandson Jaxon; her sister Joanne (Charlie); several nieces and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held at Advance Memorial United Methodist Church, 1007 Bellefonte Rd., Flatwoods, Ky. 41139 on Sat., Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. Visitation hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Both Barbara and her late husband Paul encouraged their children to explore opportunities beyond personal interests, to learn more about self and the world around them, and to be active citizens within their communities. To honor them, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial gift be sent to Ohio University's "Barbara and Paul Andary Student Enrichment Fund". This fund enables students to explore
and develop their talents beyond the classroom setting.
To give online, go to ohio.edu/give, click "Give Now."
Select "The fund I want to support isn't listed above," and enter "Barbara and Paul Andary Student Enrichment Fund" for the fund name. To give by check, make checks payable to the Ohio University Foundation and note "Barbara and Paul Andary Student
Enrichment Fund" in the memo line. Send checks to Ohio
University Foundation, PO Box 869, Athens, Ohio 45701.
Published on November 5, 2018
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Saundra Little Epley
Nov 08, 2018
Barbara was a dear friend all through Coles, AHS, and UK. We were roomies for a year at UK and she was a bridesmaid in my wedding. I loved her dearly. I am so sad to hear of het passing.
Laura Lang
Nov 06, 2018
I have many fond Homemaker and Band Parent memories of Barbara. She was a dear, sweet, very intelligent lady. My heart goes out to each of you as you mourn her passing.