Audrey Quinn

Audrey QuinnAudrey Peterson Quinn, 90, of Rushville, formerly of Camden, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Snyder's Vaughn Haven Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Camden Township, Schuyler County, a daughter of Walter Marion and Myrtle Laura Cleek Peterson. She married Kenneth William Quinn on Sept. 23, 1939, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1991.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Lyle Quinn; two sisters, Mary Bubb and Lena Chapman; and one infant brother, Thomas Marion Peterson.

Surviving are one son, Richard (and Sandra) Quinn of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Alice "Jodie" (and Roger) Ritchey of Camden; one brother, Robert (and Edna) Peterson of Brooklyn; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a long-time member of Camden United Methodist Church where she served as president and vice president of UMW for several years as well as serving her church in other ways.

She was a 25-year member of RSVP Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She volunteered at HELP Center in Rushville every Wednesday for 25 years and served on their advisory board. She was a 15-year member of American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of BPW while working at Culbertson Hospital for 20 years. She assisted with serving meals at the Senior Center for 15 years.

She was treasurer for Village of Camden for 35 years where she received an award. In 2004, she was honored by being Grand Marshal of Smiles Day Parade that led to her being chosen as one of 12 persons honored by KHQA, Channel 7 News as a "Person who cares" where she appeared on TV to receive her award. She insisted on selling the first ticket nine years ago at Princess Theater and continued selling or taking tickets every Saturday night until she retired and was one of the original stock holders who worked to restore and re-open the theater. She received certificates or awards for her volunteer work through the years, among which were three awards from Schuyler County Economic Development and Main Street for helping make Schuyler County a great place to "live, work, shop and invest." She received awards from Two Rivers Council for her volunteer work, among them was one for helping provide food monthly to low-income families, in and around Camden, that she was in charge of for several years until the program closed.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Charla Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta.

Memorials may be made to Camden United Methodist Church or Schuyler Senior Center.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/23/2012

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