Audrey Emma Tietze, 100, of Staunton, Illinois, passed away at 9:50 PM on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Heritage Health in Staunton, Illinois.
She was born on March 1, 1919 in Staunton, Illinois, the daughter of the late Al & Julia (Ruhlander) Rueter. She married James Tietze on June 8, 1946 in Staunton, Illinois & he passed away on June 20, 1999.
Prior to her marriage, Audrey worked as a teller at First National Bank in Staunton for eight years. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Staunton, where she served as Church Secretary for eleven years. She was also President of the Women's Fellowship, a Choir member, & Sunday School Teacher at the church. She volunteered at the hospital as a member of the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She loved dancing, reading, sewing, & working crossword puzzles.
She is survived by a daughter, Rochelle (Tim) Dees of Litchfield, Illinois; a son, Larry (Debra) Tietze of Fort Montgomery, New York; 4 grandchildren - Jon (Jennie) Dees of Pickerington, Ohio, Kris (Greg) Starkey of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Courtney Tietze of Fort Montgomery, New York, & Blake (Lauren) Tietze of Greens Farms, Connecticut; & 8 great grandchildren - Laine, Eliana, Ainsley, & Colton Starkey, Jordan & Camryn Dees, & Tyson & Tanner Tietze.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 AM on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Staunton, Illinois. Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Staunton, with Rev. Debbie Jo Atkins officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton, Illinois.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Staunton, Illinois.
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