Shirley Andrus "Grandma Shirley", a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, went home to the Lord on May 12, 2023, surrounded by her loving family in her home in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 28, 1940, and lived a life filled with love, kindness, selflessness, and grace.\n\n\nShe proudly worked as an electrical assembler at Aaon and John Zink for many years, and later had the opportunity to serve in the cafeteria of her granddaughter's elementary school, which gave her great joy. Shirley has been a member of the Hillspring Church for 8 years, where she shared in her love for Jesus every Sunday morning.\n\n\nShe was a beloved wife to Douglas Andrus, and a devoted mother to her two children, Terri Carpenter-Pazzo and Byron Carpenter. Shirley was also a doting grandmother to Steve Jr., Natalie, Stephanie, Audrey, Amanda and Evan, and great-grandmother to Hayden, Sophie, Wyatt, Owen, Kyra, Makenzie, Grayson, Anna, Lawson, Jaxson, Emerson, and Olive. Her love for her family was evident in everything she did, and she cherished every moment spent with them.\n\n\nHer grandchildren fondly remember weekends spent at grandma's house and waking up to the smell of a homecooked breakfast. Movie nights with grandma were followed by all the cousins sleeping on one rollaway bed, and arguing over who gets to sleep the closest to grandma.\n\n\n2 Corinthians 8:7 - Just as you excel in everything-- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us-- see that you also excel in this grace of giving.\n\n\nHer selflessness knew no bounds, and she always put the needs of others before her own, not only for family, but for friends and animals as well. Shirley's love touched the lives of everyone she met. She was a generous, caring, patient, and respectful person. Her legacy of light and compassion will continue to inspire those who knew her, and her memory will be forever cherished.\n\n\nMatthew 28:20 - "Behold, I am with you always."\n\nHer passing leaves a void in the lives of those who loved her, but her spirit lives on.\n\nShirley was preceded in death by her parents, son, sisters, and brothers.