Vandalia Leader

Follow Us On:


Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Audrey Jean (Hardenburg) Kirby, age 78, of Vandalia, passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at her home in Farber.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at the Farber Baptist Church.
A service was held at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at the Farber Baptist Church.
Officiating was the Rev. Jerry Ostrom. Music was provided by Sterling and Karen Holbrook.
Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Audrey Jean (Hardenburg) Kirby was born on March 19, 1937 in Lapeer, Michigan, the daughter of Lewis M. and Lyla Ruth (Leathers) Hardenburg.
She grew up in the Flint, Michigan area and was a 1955 Dye High School graduate.
Audrey worked on the assembly line of the A/C Sparkplug factory in Flint for about six years. She then worked as a waitress at Gregories Restaurant in Flint for six years until her marriage.
Audrey then became a full-time homemaker raising their four children.
She was a Baptist by faith and active with the local Disabled American Veterans group as well as being a Girl Scout leader.
Audrey also enjoyed several hobbies, including bingo, cooking, playing cards and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, Bob and wife Deborah Burnett, of Grand Blanc, Michigan; two daughters, Kimberly Cooper, of Flint, Michigan, and Marlene K. Lynn, of Farber; three brothers, Lewis and wife Dorothy Hardenburg, of Swartz Creek, Michigan; Neal Hardenburg, of Flint, Michigan; Elwood and wife Jeanne Hardenburg, of Montrose, Michigan; two sisters, Mavis Merrill, of Flint, Michigan, and Judith and husband George Bowren, of Holly, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Shanna Kinnee, Tiffany Gaw, Brittany Skelton, Amanda Burnett, Misty Lynn, Danielle Burnett, and Jenna Ireland; eight great-grandchildren, Jace Gaw, Haden Lynn, Bryleigh Gaw, Kaleigh Terry, Evan Kinnee, Melanie Skelton, Harleigh Skelton, and Lucas Day.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jim Hynes; three brothers, Keith Brackins, Willis Hardenburg, and Curtis Hardenburg; and one sister, June Slad.
Memorials are encouraged to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Arrangements are entrusted to Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.