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Audrey Slusser Oswalt, 100, of Danville, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville.
Per her wishes Audrey will be cremated, and a memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jason Schiller officiating, and graveside committal to follow at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Audrey was born on Feb. 17, 1916, in Wilson, Ark., to James and Bertha (Harper) Slusser. She graduated from Danville High School in 1935, and later attended Tebbins Business School. Audrey was bookkeeper for Deutsch Uptown Womens Apparel Shop and later a clerical employee of E.I. du Pont Corp. in Newport, Ind. She began working at the Veterans Administration Central Office in Washington, D.C. and transferred to the local VA Hospital, and later to the local Social Security Administration Office, before completing her career in Federal Civil Service after 25 years.
Audrey was a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church, having been an active member since 1936. She held various offices in the Women's Association and her church circles. Following her retirement, she was an active member of Kingsbury Guild, visiting homebound members and those in nursing homes. Some of her most rewarding and memorable experiences were through these years. She also enjoyed reading, traveling, and doing needlepoint and hand-quilting, for which she won several awards. She was a member of the local Vermilion Valley Quilters, Land of Lincoln Quilters Association, and a life member of Vermilion County Museum.
Audrey leaves behind several close friends and her church family. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, and her sister Doris Slusser. Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials may be made in Audreys name to First Presbyterian Church.
Published on September 6, 2016
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