Audrey A. (Amosson) Naefke
Audrey A. (Amosson) Naefke, 85, of Clarion passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown.
Funeral services for Audrey Naefke will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion with Pastor Geoffrey White officiating. Burial will be in the Norway Township Cemetery in rural Kanawha.
Visitation for Audrey Naefke will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown or the Kanawha Lutheran Church.
Audrey Ann Amosson was born on December 25, 1932 on the home farm in rural Kanawha to Sam and Edythe (Wilds) Amosson. She was raised on the farm and graduated from Renwick High School in 1951.
She was married on March 30, 1951 to Harold Naefke at Camp Atterbury in Indiana. Shortly after, the two started raising their family on the farm north west of Clarion until they moved to Clarion in 1999.
Audrey raised her family in the church where she was heavily involved, especially in the kitchen. She was a great cook and always had goodies to share. Kringla, cream puffs, and fried chicken were some of the family favorites.
She was always ready to help a friend or family member in need by providing a home-made meal and writing a note of encouragement. Audrey and Harold spent time playing cards with their friends and neighbors. She loved to travel, taking the family on annual summer vacations and wintering in Mesa, Arizona with Harold for over 20 years.
Audrey is survived by her daughters Debby (Tom) Winch of Marshalltown, Iowa, Kathy Naefke of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Cindy Khan of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren Jen (Mac) Jump and daughters Janea and Evelyn of Arlington, Virginia, Patrick (Sandy) McMullen and children Benjamin, Hannah, and Piper of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Hannah Naefke of Los Angeles, California, and Kaitlin (Jesse) Scott of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sister Shirley (Bruce) Wigans, along with numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 2015, her parents, and her son-in-law Dean McMullen.