Andrew Keith Metcalf
December 9, 1998  -  December 15, 2017

Andrew Keith Metcalf


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First Baptist Church
220 S Penn Ave
Independence, KS  67301
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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First Baptist Church
220 S Penn Ave
Independence, KS  67301
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Mount Hope Cemetery
1300 N Penn Avenue
Independence, KS  67301
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Independence High School Band
1301 N 10th Street
Independence, KS  67301

Valley Victors 4-H Club
Independence, KS  67301

Andrew Keith Metcalf age 19 of Independence passed away on December 15, 2017 due to injuries sustained during an automobile accident.

Andrew was born at Mercy Hospital in Independence on December 9, 1998 the oldest of three sons to Keith and Deborah “Dede” (LeRoy) Metcalf. Andrew attended local schools and had graduated from Independence High School in May of this year. While in school he was active in the band and Jazz Band where he played trumpet. He was an active member of the Valley Victors 4-H Club, some of his favorite projects were woodworking and cooking. He was an awesome baker, his bread was second to none. Andrew had earned the 4-H Key Award which is given to those members that exhibit outstanding leadership, community service, and mentoring. Andrew drove the train for the Ralph Mitchell Zoo and Park during the summer as well as helping out at the family’s farm. Andrew was a member of the First Baptist Church of Independence, he was active in the youth group and was a leader in the Awana Club. He was currently continuing his education at the University of Kansas where he was studying Pre-Med. Andrew will be remembered most for his love of Star Wars, his genuine caring and loving nature he always had a hug for all his family and friends, and his orneriness. He loved picking on his younger brothers and cousins. Andrew has been inseparable from one of the biggest parts of his life, his girlfriend Dani Rathbun.

Andrew’s memories will live on through his parents Keith and Dede Metcalf, brothers Jared and Mason Metcalf, grandparents, Delbert and Phylis Metcalf and Henry and Marsha LeRoy Jr, aunts and uncles, Melody Moore her husband Michael, Jody LeRoy, Greg Metcalf his wife Bev Aaron Metcalf his wife Michelle, and Daryl Metcalf his wife Kandice, his girlfriend Dani Rathbun, and many cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church with Pastor David Henneke officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the church. In honor of Andrew the family ask that everyone would wear either their favorite Star Wars or KU apparel. Memorials have been suggested to the Independence High School Band or the Valley Victors 4-H Club and they may be sent in care of Webb & Rodrick Chapel 306 W Main, Independence, KS 67301. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.webbrodrickfuneralhome.com

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  1. Kathy Schwarz
    Independence, KS

    Dede and family,

    So sorry to hear about Andrew. I'm sure he wasn't my biggest fan when I was giving him immunizations but I always thought he was a great kid, so funny and happy. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. They say God will sustain us and get us through our most trying times, I pray that it is true.

  2. Jill & Clayton Tinnelly
    Lincoln, NE

    So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time. Praying for you all.

  3. Terra and Michael K.
    , OK

    We are praying for your family.Michelle and Aaron are dear friends to us.When friends mourn we love them from a distan ce with prayer.May the positive impression that this man had i fluencye future generations for years to come.

  4. Viola Welch
    Independence, KS

    I am so sorry for your loss Keith. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Andrew but my granddaughter did. Please pass along my condolences to your wife and the rest of Andrews family .. prayers n hugs being sent. RIP Andrew. God bless!

  5. Amy (Linn) Henry
    Independence, KS

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss, my heart aches for all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

  6. Roger &Nana Cotner
    Independence, KS

    We are so sorry for your loss. It’s not normal for parents to lose a child. We are praying for you!

  7. Roger & Nana Cotner
    Independence, KS

    Keith & Dede, we are so sorry for your loss. No parent should ever lose a child. We will be praying for you and your family. Roger & Nana

  8. Sherri Belcher
    Neodesha, KS

    Dede and Keith I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine what you and your family are going through.You both are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this sad time in your lives. God bless you and your family.

  9. Mark and Shelley Wilson
    Cherryvale, KS

    Keith & Dede,We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Mark and Shelley Wilson.

  10. Ann Swink
    Neodesha, KS

    Lifting this family up in prayer at this most difficult time. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. There is no greater pain or more difficult journey to travel, after the loss of a child. Lord wrap your loving arms around this family and give them comfort and peace in the days, weeks and years to follow.

  11. Jacob jabben
    Independence, KS

    Hey I really miss the good times we spent together going no to watch star wars you truely were one of my best friends and certainly the guy I always included when it came to anything to do with star wars rest easy Andrew we miss you

  12. Kay Shoemaker
    Independence, KS

    I am so sorry to hear of such a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.
    My deepest sympathy,
    Kay

  13. Judy Smith
    Dewar, OK

    Dede I am so sorry for your lost. I am praying for your family.
    Judy Smith
    Stacie Mann's mother

  14. Judy Smith
    Dewar, OK

    Dede I am so sorry for your lost. I am praying for your family.
    Judy Smith
    Stacie Mann's mother

  15. Jacob Freeman
    Independence, KS

    This has been a great loss to both me and I can't even begin to understand how you guys are feeling, he didnt deserve what happened to him.

  16. Adam and Kristi Ewing
    Liberty, KS

    We are so blessed to have known Andrew. Such a talented and fun-loving young man. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  17. Becky Wolfe and Kody Koehn
    Independence, KS

    So very sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

  18. Becky Wolfe and Kody Koehn
    Independence, KS

    So very sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

  19. Mattes Family
    Independence, KS

    We love you and are praying God's love is all around you.
    Richard, Mickie, Addie and Jerry

  20. Teri Durnil
    Independence, KS

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. He was the sweetest boy. I know any amount of words don't help right now. But know your in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Scot & Mindy Marion
    Arvada, CO

    We are heartbroken for the lost of Andrew. He was a wonderful man. We are praying the family.

  22. The Koszalka's
    Independence, KS

    Our hearts break with yours and our prayers for comfort go on without end for you. May you feel His love and comfort and know His peace. You are loved.

  23. Kasi Lingafelter
    Derby, KS

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Andrew was such a sweet and caring young man. My many many prayers go out to you and your family. I will always remember his infectious smile!! I will continue to pray, I love you all!!! Rip Andrew, you will be greatly missed Buddy.

  24. Susan Soliday
    Salem, IN

    I'm so sorry for you loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Marti McWilliams
    Independence, KS

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Metcalf family. Lord, please wrap your arms around this precious family and give them peace that surpasses all understanding.

  26. Todd fienen
    Indy,

    We are so sorry for your loss cannot believe this has happened , we cannot make the family night to see you as patty is havin surgery bit want you to know we are thinking of you .
    Todd fienen

  27. Frances Ashlock
    Richlands, NC

    Prayers and love to each of you.

  28. Aaron, Kristi, Lane & Landon Ewing
    Independence, KS

    Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all since first hearing of this tragedy. None of us can even begin to imagine what you are going through, and wish there was more we could do to comfort your family. Please let us know if we can help with chores or anything else you need. May Andrew rest in peace, as he watches over each of you daily...

  29. Christy Mavers
    INDEPENDENCE, KS

    I am so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you and your family. Jase wants you also to know he is thinking about you all. Hugs...

  30. Sabrina Wilkinson (Markham)
    Uniontown, KS

    So very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. I pray that you will know and feel God’s presence during this very frustrating and difficult time.

  31. Vicky Carinder
    Coffeyville, KS

    So sorry for your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  32. Vicky Carinder
    Coffeyville, KS

    So sorry for your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  33. Danny & Kim Strunk
    Topeka, KS

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this very sad time.

  34. Danny & Kim Strunk
    Topeka, KS

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this very sad time.

  35. Theresa Higbie
    Princeton, KS

    Our deepest sympathy!! Andrew was a talented young man. My kids remember his entries at the fairs and what an excellent job he did. We will be praying for all of you at this time of your loss. God bless!!

  36. Jim and Sally Adolph
    ,

    No words... just hugs and prayers.

  37. Gloria J Nix
    Wichita, KS

    I am so sorry to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with this family!

  38. Isabella Baughman
    Bartlesville, OK

    Praying for peace and comfort through thus tragic time. ❤

  39. Brian & Jody Wright
    Cherryvale, KS

    Praying for the family.

  40. Carolt Thomison
    Coffeyville, KS

    Dede and family,
    I am so sorry to hear this. Lord please wrap your loving arms around them and provide them with the strength they need to get through each day! In Jesus's name, Amen. I with continue to pray for each of you
    Much love, Carol Thomison

  41. Merrick Family
    Independence, KS

    Our hearts are broken for your family. May God wrap his arms around you and your family at this difficult time.

  42. Aaron Cook
    ,

    Thoughts and prayers to this family. As a parent I can’t fathom the pain of losing a child. I did have the pleasure of getting to see him come through our EMS service to ride along with us as a student during EMT class. Such a bright kid with such a bright future ahead. RIP Man and God less this family..... 😢

  43. Kristi Holloway
    Merriam, KS

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  44. Dee (Fann) Armstrong
    Blue Ridge, TX

    Sending love and prayers to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  45. Tina Hannah and Family
    ,

    Our sincerest condolences to Andrew’s family and friends. He will be deeply missed.

  46. Kevin & Angela Edwards
    Independence, KS

    We are so sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an amazing angel. Your family is in our prayers.

  47. Brad Carroll
    , KS

    Great kid. Great family. Tragic loss.

  48. Crystal Ellis
    Independence, KS

    I'm so sorry for your lost. I had the pleasure to have Andrew on my team this summer at the park. I just new he was going to be a great doctor and would succeed with his schooling. He was a great partner for Dani and a great son to his parents. I was looking forward to having on my team next year and he will be greatly missed by me and my coworkers.

  49. Kathy Sullivan
    ,

    Thoughts & prayers for all of Andrew's family & friends. I will always see him as that shy,sweet little 4 year old boy in my classroom.

  50. Dee Webb
    Independence, KS

    I'm very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Andrew. I worked with him last summer and he was a delightful, polite, kind, and all around amazing young man. My condolences are with his family at this time.

  51. Lauri Zimmerman
    Independence, KS

    So very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  52. Jerry and Debbie Ewing
    Independence, KS

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Andrew. He was a very remarkable young man. Now he is your guardian angel watching over his family. Love and prayers and divine guidance for each
    coming day.

  53. David Metcalf
    Bedford, TX

    My deepest sympathies. Keeping the family in my prayers.

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