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Emmett Lynn "Rusty" Andrews

Emmett Lynn Emmett Lynn (Rusty) Andrews, 61, died of cancer on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, Kansas.

Rusty was a unique and talented man who touched many lives since his birth, November 15, 1954 in Wichita, Kansas. He was a man of God, a son, brother, husband, brother-in-law, father, uncle, and maybe his favorite. . . grandfather to four. Many people called him friend and will miss him greatly. He was a talented man and shared his talents with others. If you are still trying to decide if you knew this man, this might help.
You might have had him as a friend growing up in Wichita, Kansas and in high school at Wichita South or maybe in college when he got his bachelor of science degree at Manhattan Christian College, or his master’s or doctoral degrees at Kansas State University.

Maybe you were there when he married his high school sweetheart, Jenne Foster, on June 21, 1974 or knew their three children, Lyndsey, Logan and Megan. You might remember Rusty as a Sunday school teacher, listened to him play piano, caught the candy he would throw to his choir members as they practiced at church, or heard his radio voice as a guest each year on Angel 95 radio. If you’d ever enjoyed one of Rusty’s famous martinis, or been to one of his drink classes at UFM, you would remember him for sure. Rusty and Jenne loved to entertain and you would often find them on the deck with friends in the summer, enjoying a bonfire in the fall, or even going down the sledding hill that Rusty had cleared on their property. Many good memories were made with friends and family enjoying simple things like lying on the trampoline to watch the stars or playing games at the dining room table.

Rusty was a marriage and family therapist and built a wonderful and diverse practice at Andrews & Associates. He provided training in human relationship systems and stress management. He supervised and mentored marriage and family trainees, and provided group problem resolution to businesses and higher education. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Andrews enjoyed teaching Marriage and Family Therapy graduate classes at KSU and at Friends University and also enjoyed teaching a class each semester at Manhattan Christian College.

He served on the board of directors for many different organizations, most recently, Friends of McCain and the Heartland Christian Association. He gave many years of his volunteer time to the Kansas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and their fundraising arm, KAMFT Educational Foundation, which he helped to start.
Rusty and Jenne enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to experience many different places, however, Rusty always loved Scotland the best, maybe because it was his heritage.

Rusty was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Ceola Andrews and brother, Mack Andrews, along with his good friend, Tony Jurich.

He is survived by many people he loved, including, his wife of 42 years next month, Jenne Andrews, of the home; daughter, Lyndsey Buseman, son-in-law Doug Buseman and grandson Brenden Buseman (Andover, KS); son, Logan Andrews, daughter-in-law Andrea Andrews and grandson Cooper Andrews and granddaughter Laiken Andrews (Colorado Springs, CO); daughter, Megan Esser and son-in-law Andrew Esser and grandson Anders Esser (Concordia, KS); sister, Marilyn DeNoya (Ponca City, OK); brother, Jerry Andrews (Dallas, TX); honorary sister, Olivia Collins (Manhattan, KS); mother-in-law: Peggy Foster (Wellsville, KS); sisters-in-law: Judy Adair (Dallas, TX), Joyce (Jon) Boyd (Ottawa, KS), Martha (Gary) Riedmiller (Huachuca, AZ) and Janet (Bill) Slankard (Wichita, KS); and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and family members.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Monday, May 16th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 17th, at the University Christian Church Family Life Center, 2800 Claflin Road, Manhattan, with Kevin Ingram officiating, with a luncheon to follow. Inurnment of the cremains will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, May 18th, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Wichita, KS.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Rusty Andrews’ name to the KAMFT Educational Foundation or Manhattan Christian College. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

To leave an online condolence for the family please visit the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com

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