Audra Maxine Deel, 96, Birdseye

Audra Maxine Deel, 96, of Birdseye, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Springs Valley Meadows Nursing Home in French Lick.

She was born August 3, 1922, in Orange County to John and Virginia (Scarlett) Knight and married Howard Deel on July 17, 1945, in English. 

Audra was a homemaker and farmer’s wife and member of New Hope General Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by her husband, Howard Deel, on May 27, 2002; one son, Roger Deel; seven siblings, Henry, Amel, Sherman, Clarence, Francis, Avis and Lela Knight; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

She is survived by six children, Frances Steffen of Birdseye, Rev. Robert Deel of Huntingburg, Harold Deel of Birdseye, Carl Deel of Birdseye, Michael Deel of Birdseye and Loretta “Susie” Kutch of Odon; two siblings, Ruth Woolsey of French Lick and Randall Knight of Mitchell; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with Reverend Albert Madden officiating.   Burial will follow at Patoka Memorial Cemetery near French Lick.

Visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

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