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Audrey A. Crider

January 31, 1920 December 15, 2013
Audrey A. Crider
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PEORIA – Audrey A. Crider, 93, of Peoria, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Heddington Oaks. Audrey was born on January 31, 1920, in Emden, IL, to William and Margaret (Huffman) Taylor. She married Paul W. Crider on January 22, 1938, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, and six brothers. She is survived by one son, Gary L. (Gerri) Crider of Hendersonville, NC; one daughter, Kathleen A. Ball of Peoria; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nettie Homes of Pekin. Audrey attended school in Emden, IL, and lived there until she was 14 years old. She later attended Roosevelt Junior High and Manual High School, graduating in 1937. She worked as a secretary in housekeeping and food service at OSF St. Francis Medical Center for 22 years, retiring in January 1985. Audrey was a member of the OSF Senior Saints, and was an active member of Maxwell Road Church of God. Memorial service will be noon, Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Rev. Joe Magner will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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