Here is a poem we received after Andrea
 died which offered us comfort.

A meeting was held quite far from earth
"It's time again for another birth."  
Said the Angels to the Lord Above,
"This special child will need much love."

Her progress may seem very slow, 
Accomplishments she may not show  
And she'll require extra care
From folks she meets way down there,

She may not run or laugh or play 
Her thoughts may seem quite far away:
In many ways she isn't adapt
And she'll be known as handicapped.

So lets be careful where shes sent
We want her life to be content
Please, Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for you

They will not realize right away
The leading role they're asked to play
But with this child sent from above
Comes a stronger faith and richer love.

And soon they'll know the privilege given
In caring for the gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild
Is Heaven's Very Special Child.

Edna Massimilla



Andrea L. Puhr, 15, of Danville, passed away unexpectedly at 7:40 a.m. Monday (May 23, 2005) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

She was born February 25, 1990, in Urbana, the daughter of Michael J. and Joann F. (Makemson) Puhr. She is survived by: her parents - Michael and Joann Puhr of Danville; two brothers, Chris Puhr, and her twin brother, Andrew Puhr; her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Puhr, and her maternal grandfather, Burt Makemson, all of Danville; also, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who will greatly miss her contagious giggles and laughs.

She was preceded in death by: her paternal grandfather, Edward R. Puhr in 1996; her maternal grandmother, Margaret Makemson on February 16, 2005; two aunts, Marilyn and Dianne Makemson; one uncle, Robert Myers; one cousin, Robert Puhr; and a very special friend, Alexandra Hanciaux.

Andrea graduated from East Park Grade School and was attending North Ridge Middle School. She was a client of the Vermilion County Cerebral Palsy Clinic, attended AMBUCS summer camp and Holy Family Catholic Church. She loved music and enjoyed school and spending time with her friends at school. Andrea enjoyed cartoons, liked to camp, go boating and the thrill of fast carnival rides. She loved snuggling her mommy and daddy and loved spending time with her brothers. Andrea was her daddy's princess.

A celebration of Andrea's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2005, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion, Danville, with Fr. Ted Pracz and Pastor Dave Garver officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005 at the funeral home, with a wake service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Vermilion County Cerebral Palsey Clinic, 210 Avenue C, Danville, IL 61832 AND/OR Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive, 310 Bryan Avenue, Danville, IL 61832.

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