Born in Bolivar, Ohio on June 17, 1915, she raised her family in Canton where she was active in the Danish Brotherhood Lodge and the Grace Brethren Church. Audrey returned to Bolivar and lived with her son Fred. She enjoyed playing euchre at the Mineral City Senior Center and working in the garden. Although she sought no personal recognition, she was known for her caring, sharing, and helping family, church and friends.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Arthur, by parents Ella and George Swank, by brothers Ralph, Lewis and Bob, by sister Dorothy Lee and daughter-in-law Barbara Pedersen.
She is survived by her children Fred Pedersen, Carol (Roger) Peters and Arlene (Michael) Coblentz and by grandchildren Debra (Tom) Smith, Tim (Lisa) Pederson, Lisa (Charles) Mustpich, Jill Peters (Sander Wechsler), Kelley (Richard) Bautch and Troy (Crystal) Coblentz. She is also survived by ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday December 30, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in the Lebold-Smith Funeral Home at 248 Park Ave. Bolivar. Pastor Rick Hershberger will officiate and burial will follow in Fort Laurens Cemetery at Bolivar. Friends may call Monday from 10:00 AM until time of services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice at 716 Commercial Ave. S.W. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's web site to share a memory and sign the guest register.
Lebold-Smith Funeral Home of Bolivar