Obituary: Gary J. Andra, 55, of Conway Springs

Gary Andra
Gary J. Andra, 55, of Conway Springs, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Via Christi-St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas.
Gary was born February 3, 1959 at Wichita, Kansas to Elmer Edward Andra and Eileen (Freund) Andra.  He grew up in Conway Springs where he attended St. Joseph Catholic School.  Gary later attended Conway Springs public schools and graduated from Conway Springs High School with the class of 1978.
Gary was a longtime employee at Joe’s Market in Conway Springs for many years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conway Springs, KS.
Gary was preceded in death by his father Elmer; one brother Dale, one sister Joan Andra and nephew Paul McDonough.
He is survived by his mother Eileen Andra of Conway Springs, KS; three brothers: Joseph Andra of Wellington, KS; Michael Andra and wife Tina of Wichita, KS; Ronald Andra of Conway Springs, KS; one sister Julie McDonough and husband of Clearwater, KS; nephews: Chad Andra and wife Jennifer of Conway Springs, KS, Jarrod Andra of Wellington, KS;  Aaron Andra of Milan, KS; Nathan McDonough of Clearwater, KS; nieces Abigail & Kadiance McDonough of Clearwater, KS; great-nephew Colby Andra of Wellington, KS.
Vigil Service was at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 and Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 both the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conway Springs, Kansas with Father Andrew J. Seiler as Celebrant and Father Thomas Hoisington as Concelebrant. Reader was Chad Andra. Organist was Karen Lange and Cantor was Karen Struble. Honorary Bearers were Nathan McDonough, Abbey McDonough, Kadi McDonough, Gavin Buchanan, Colby Andra and John Andra. Casket Bearers were: Dwaine Kingsley, George Mies, Jarrod Andra, Aaron Andra, Brian Addis and Joshua Ast.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Conway Springs, Kansas.  Arrangements were by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. On line condolences and guest book are available at
A memorial has been established to the Abigail & Kadiance McDonough Medical Care Fund.