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Andrew Shewbart
A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday at Lakewood Funeral Home for Andrew Shewbart, 96, of Ceres. He died April 15, 2009.

Born Jan. 23, 1913 in Cherokee County, Okla., to Andrew and Carrie Shewbart, Andrew grew up in Tahlequah, Okla. There he worked on the family farm when he met the love of his life, Rachel McPherson; they were married on Oct. 12, 1933. Mr. Shewbart lived in Ceres, for over 50 years. Mr. Shewbart was a man of faith who was devoted to his family and gardening.

He leaves behind three children, Pat Birdwell of Merkel Texas, and Mavis Ledbetter and Andrew Daniel Shewbart, both of Ceres; and eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife Rachel on May 27, 1993.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /April 22, 2009