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Redfern, Audrey J.
Audrey J. Redfern, 88, of Galesburg, Ill. died at 1:13 pm Monday, July 2, 2012 in Cottage Hospital.

She was born June 19, 1924 in Galesburg the daughter of Wiley F. and Lucille Smith Burch. She married Robert L. Redfern on November 29, 1947 in Galesburg. He survives.
Also surviving is her son, Steven (Peggy) Redfern of Galesburg; her daughter, Lindsey (Gary) Chase of Galesburg; four grandchildren, Lori Chase, Brian (Emilie) Chase, Matthew (Fiance Jolene) Redfern and Bradley (Erin) Redfern and three great grandchildren, Cobi Chase, Carter Redfern and Brody Redfern. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Wiley R. "Bud" Burch.

Audrey worked as a Registered Nurse for Cottage Hospital. She also worked as a private duty nurse and for the former Americana Nursing Home. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1942 and Cottage Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Cottage Hospital Nurse Alumni. Audrey enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved reading, traveling, flowers and cats. Audrey enjoyed life.

Celebration of Life will be from 12:00-1:30 pm Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. A Prayer service will follow at 1:30 pm at the chapel with Rev. David Parker officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Community Foundation or to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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