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Audrey Louise McKee Moore, 96, was called to her heavenly home March 8, 2017, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Audrey was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Fitzhugh to Harry M. and Beulah Lehr McKee. She married E.L. Moore Aug. 30, 1941, and spent most of her life in the Fitzhugh and Ada area before moving to Fayetteville in 2008. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ada and then First Baptist Church of Fayetteville. During her childhood and youth, she was active in the First Baptist Church of Fitzhugh — the church her father was instrumental in founding. In 1990 Audrey compiled Fitzhugh Memories, a book that was filled with pictures and remembrances of families that lived in Fitzhugh.
Audrey had a love of her God, her family, her friends, cooking and flowers. She will be remembered for the beautiful draperies she made for many of the homes in Ada; for taking food to those in need and also to friends — particularly candy at Christmas; for sharing her recipes; for her creations through sewing, ceramics and especially her beautiful quilts; for her love of family vacations and camping trips; for touching lives, particularly those of the junior high girls she taught in Sunday School; for being the best ever mother to her children and the best ever "Nene" to her grandchildren; and most of all for her sweet spirit.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth, who died in childhood; her parents, Harry and Beulah McKee; her brother, Vic McKee and his wife, Annie Mae; and her husband E.L.
She is survived by a daughter, Janis Blevins and her husband, Don, of Oklahoma City; a son, Dennis Moore and his wife, Trude, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; her grandchildren, Sarah Curry and her husband, Patrick, Justin Moore and his wife, Sarah, all of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Lori Zehnder and her husband, Jonathan, of Moore.
She delighted in her six great-grandchildren, Amelia, Collin, Andrew and Benjamin Curry, and Madeline Audrey and Matthew Moore, all of Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 177, Fitzhugh, OK 74843 or Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Ada Memorial Park and Cemetery in Ada. The family will receive friends after the service in the atrium of First Baptist Church, 521 South Broadway in Ada.
Guestbook available at www.nelsonberna.com.
Published on March 10, 2017
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