CHARLESTON, IL – Audrey Grace Ingram, age 93, of Mahomet and formerly of Charleston, received the blessing of eternal rest in her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. A private visitation and service will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston on Sunday, June 14, 2020 with Reverend Rebecca Nevius officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor may be made to Old State Road Christian Church and may be mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Audrey was born May 7, 1927 on a farm located near Sullivan, Illinois. She was one of eleven children born to the late Aaron and Dessie Harrell. The family later moved to a farm in Hutton Township southeast of Charleston. She married John A. Ingram on June 25, 1948 and together they started a successful bulldozing business. They later experienced the thrills of owning horses and harness racing and Audrey loved helping to prepare the horses for race. John and Audrey shared nearly 52 years of marriage prior to his death on April 8, 2000.
Surviving is a loving and devoted son, Jim Ingram and wife Margie of Mahomet, Illinois, two granddaughters, Jennifer Marifjaren and husband Steve of Hudson, Illinois and Kate Duchnowski and husband Jim of Mahomet; five great-grandchildren, Reagan Duchnowski, Katie Marifjaren, and Hannah, Ashley and Tyler Wilcox; and a step-great-grandchild, Joe Wilcox. She is also survived by two of her brothers, Jack (Norma) Harrell of rural Casey, Illinois and Gene (Mary) Harrell of Dallas, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Audrey was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Joshua Wilcox; her sisters, Viola, Alice, Helen, Jane and Marilyn; and brothers, Pete, Art and Jimmy Dean.
Audrey attended Old State Road Christian Church until her health no longer permitted her to attend. She was also a life member of the Charleston VFW Auxiliary Paul McVey Post 1592. Many will remember Audrey for her many years as a dedicated florist at Nobles Flower Shop. Audrey was meticulous, always keeping things neat and tidy and her flair for style was evident by her impeccable appearance and her fashionable wardrobe. She truly enjoyed cooking and was a master at entertaining, creating a warm and inviting home for family and guests. Audrey will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and a kind friend to many. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her dearly.
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