Audrey Mae Hilker Withered Speier
Died: Apr 11, 2012
Audrey Mae Hilker Withered Speier

Audrey Mae Hilker Withered Speier

Audrey Mae Hilker Withered Speier, 82, of Aurora, Indiana and recently a resident of Creasy Springs Health Campus, Lafayette, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.

She was born May 6, 1929 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the daughter of the late Orville and Dorothy Noppert Hilker. In 1949, she married Ben Withered, Jr., and he preceded her in death in 1974. In 1978, she married Paul Speier, who died in 2008.

Audrey worked for the Alton Box Company and Lischkge Motor Company. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Indiana Alpha Epsilon Master Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was voted 1st Lady of the Year in 1974-1975 in Recognition and Appreciation of distinguished service to her community by Beta Sigma Phi International. She enjoyed traveling with her family, sewing, and crafts.

She is survived by her six children, Jerry (Mary Jo) Withered, Lafayette, Indiana; Dave (Elaine Gaul) Withered; Dan Withered, Bloomington, Indiana; Roxanne (Bob) Meyer, Versailles, Indiana; Kathy (Bobby) Cox, Carmel, Indiana; and Joe (Beth) Withered, Bedford, Texas; by her sister Betty Tyler, Aurora, Indiana, her sister-in-law Charlene Inglis, Nokomis, Florida; her nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews; her three stepdaughters, Dorothy (Bob) Althoff, Lawrenceburg; Sandy (Carl) Althoff, Fairview; and Jenny (Bob) Staley, Fort Wayne; and several step-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sisters Regina Boerst, Marilyn Faber, and Chrissy Strautman.

Friends will be received on Sunday, April 15 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Aurora, Indiana. A celebration mass will be held on Monday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or St. Mary's School, Aurora, Indiana or the American Cancer Society.

Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.


Karl Knerr
Apr 12th, 2012 12:11 pm
Kathy and Bobby, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Marie-Josée Bertrand
Apr 12th, 2012 3:25 pm
Dear Audrey, I am sorry to hear of your passing so suddenly. Words will likely fall short of expressing how much you mean to the many you leave behind in your passing. You will be missed, never forgotten. I am grateful for the priviledge of having known you and yours. A lantern is burning in your name at the St-Joseph Oratory of the Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec. May you rest in peace, Audrey.
Brad, Amy & AJ Kelley
Apr 13th, 2012 5:29 am
Dan & Family, We are so sorry for you loss- There are no words that can ease your pain, but please know that you will be in our thoughts & prayers, not just today but also in the weeks to come. If you need anything please call.
Carpenters Local 1664
Apr 13th, 2012 5:31 am
The members, staff & officers of Carpenters Local 1664 send Our deepest Sympathy to you Dan and your family.
Jackie Dorman
Apr 13th, 2012 5:41 am
Dear Kathy and family, My deepest condolances upon the passing of your beloved mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know I am thinking of you. Deepest regards, Jackie
Gene Kerns
Apr 13th, 2012 7:02 am
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Too many of our loved ones are taken by dreaded cancer. Deepest regrets, Gene
William Stinson
Apr 13th, 2012 8:33 am
Ben and Beth, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Audrey. I and my family send out deepest sympathy for your loss. I hope you are able to find some easying of your sorrow in the knowledge that Mrs. Audrey is in a much much better place now, and one day we'll all be reunited. You are now and will always remain in our prayers. God Bless. William Stinson and Family
Esther and Mark Edwards
Apr 13th, 2012 8:45 am
Ben, Beth and Family, Esther and I wish to extend our condolances on the passing of your mother. You and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Charlene Inglis
Apr 13th, 2012 10:21 am
Audrey was one of the best mothers ever, and I am proud to have been her sister-in-law. She was an incredibly kind and selfless individual whose presence will be missed immeasurably.
Carla Jean Wingate-Jenkins and family
Apr 13th, 2012 9:23 pm
Sorry to hear about your loss. My family and I send our our condolences to all of your family. May you be comforted at this time by the love of one another and the memories of her.
Linda Williamson
Apr 14th, 2012 3:21 pm
Dear Dan, We all know your Mom was a very special woman with an amazing spirit. I count myself fortunate to have known her. Sending my condolences to you, Thomas, and the entire family. May loving memories lead you to a healing peace. All my love.
Steve and Catie Faber
Apr 15th, 2012 7:57 am
Hello family, Audrey always brought a smile to my face,she was kind and had a gentle spirit. I remember the long card games at Marilyns home, and trips to her apt in aurora to "fix that silly tv". Always generous and thoughtful and thankful,I will miss my aunt Audrey, I recall when she moved north from aurora,that was a tough decision Im sure,but mom held out hope she would return to be close by, I knew she would stay... It was the best decision. Well done everyone... the remainder of her days were peaceful and warm, and that is the best any of us could wish for.......well done. Heavens Peace to all as we grieve the loss of "another dear child" We pray for Blessings from OUR GOD to your extended family With Luv, Steve and Catie
Jed Jerrels
Apr 16th, 2012 5:12 am
Cathy and Bobby, So sorry for your loss. Our Family is praying and sending our deepest sympathy.
Sherri (Thies) Heck
Apr 16th, 2012 9:36 am
Kathy and family, so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your mom taking us to ball games. I send you my deepest sympathy.
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