|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1967|
HEY, EVERYBODY! I'M STILL ALIVE!
I am starting my own bio. I know FaG prefers a person have a pre-need spot already photographed, but I will not have a traditional grave. I plan to donate my body to science, after which the ashes will be scattered. Hopefully in Lake Erie.
I was born at St. Alexis Hospital, the second and last child in the family. At that time, my parents had a small house at 10510 Prince Ave. in the old Slovak neighborhood where Dad grew up. I was baptized at the Catholic Blessed Virgin Mary of the Nativity church on April 30th of that year, the same church where Dad's parents met. My godparents were uncle Paul Andrews and Patricia Matthews.
When I was a few years old, my parents moved to a house at 3875 Brainard Rd in Orange Village, choosing this neighborhood for its excellent school system. Along the way, Mom and Dad convinced his mother to move out of the city, and she and Uncle Paul bought and moved into a home just four houses down.
A "Lifer," I attended Orange Schools from K-12. I was a good student. After that, I attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated in 1989 with a BS in Child Development and Family Life (able to teach children birth thru 3rd grade). Following my graduation, I returned home and taught preschool at the recreation center of my old school, the Orange Early Childhood Center, but I quit after four years because the salary was too low to live on.
By now my sister Liz had also left the teaching profession and got me an interview with the temp department at her new employer, the Cleveland Clinic. There, I was hired into Radiation Oncology, and have never left. I held a variety of jobs as clerk, receptionist, nursing assistant, tech aid, and lead block cutter.
I married James Andrew Lieser May 4 1996, and we have a wonderful son, Martin Andrews Lieser. We purchased and lived in Jim's childhood home in Rocky River. That marriage ended in divorce, and I married Shaun Biggers September 24 2005, just two weeks after we moved into our lovely home in Westlake. Upon my divorce, I changed my name back to Andrews from Lieser, and kept it thereafter. Barbie Biggers is just not an attractive name! Also, at the time of my divorce, I also changed my middle name from Ann to MaryAnn, my mom's name, in her memory.
Spiritually, I moved from Catholicism thru deism, agnosticism, and paganism (my second marriage was wiccan, and held in our new back yard). Finally, I settled firmly on atheism, reading widely on it and on religion in general. I am an ordained minister in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
My main hobbies are reading, and collecting antique postcards and stereoscope cards, and Find a Grave (begun due to my love of old cemeteries, see my contributor page: click on the name "cypressgreen" at the bottom of the page
where it says, "This page is sponsored by: cypressgreen" (Yes, I sponsored my own memorial! The better to add more photos.)
I am visually oriented, and have more artwork than walls to display it! I especially like graphic novels and books with crime scene and post-mortem photography. The rest of my reading material is suitably varied, as I am interested in everything! I read trivia, biographies, history, true crime, classics and old poetry, to name a few subjects. At one time, I was very involved in medieval recreation, which is where I met my first husband and most of my friends. I suffer from bipolar disorder, which can affect me negatively. My family has supported me lovingly thru it all.
I love animals, especially dogs, and have had the joy of sharing my life and home with many, including Soot, Kodo, Roxy, Olive, and my special friend, Wingnut.
I enjoy museums, travel, and trying new foods of all kinds. I have been to Egypt (my dream vacation), Spain, Canada, and many places in the US. I really enjoy my work on Find A Grave - the photography is fun, and I like the friends, the history, trying to make sure forgotten people are forgotten no longer, digging up facts thru research...but I especially love when I find family for people who didn't even know there was more family there and narrowing down the exact location of unmarked graves. A fan of Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, I do most of my work there.
Oh, and my favorite color is green. ;)
Thomas Eugene Andrews (1933 - 2002)
Mary Ann Turner Andrews (1937 - 1994)
Wingnut Katie Andrews (____ - 2013)*
Soot Biggers (1994 - 2005)*
Kodo Andrews (1996 - 2009)*
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: ashes to be scattered - that's the plan!
Created by: cypressgreen
Record added: Nov 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80233174
to my cousin ive never met..hoping to get to know.|
Added: Nov. 11, 2013
Great Idea! It`s kind of nice to be able to send flowers before the fact.|
Added: May. 18, 2012
How novel - a memorial before you go! Regards|
Added: May. 3, 2012
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