Audra Jean Halsey

June 21, 1923 ‒ March 26, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

BUTLER: Former Butler resident, Audra Jean Halsey, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, March 26, 2018 from The Inn at Olentangy Trail following an extended illness. She was 94.

Jean was born June 21, 1923 to parents Frank & Daisy (Wineland) Taylor in Butler. After Jean graduated from Butler High School with the class of 1941, she married Miller “Mike” Halsey on November 11, 1944. They shared 44 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1988. They are now together again.

Jean was the owner and operator of Jean’s Potpourri in Bulter for many years until retiring in 1977.

She and her husband were faithful members of Three Crosses: A United Methodist Fellowship (formerly Butler United Methodist Church) where she served as financial secretary for over 40 years. Jean was also a member of the Ruth Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. In spare time, she enjoyed baking.

Jean is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey & Linda Halsey of Powell; grandchildren Michael Halsey (wife Amy)  and Heather Halsey all of Powell; great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Colin, and Ella; sister Marie Wappner; sister-in-law Mona Thorne; nephews Kevin, Jim, and Jack; nieces Terry and Angie; goddaughter Audra Prefling; honorary niece Debra Jorge; great-nephews Jimmy, Terry, Stephen, Brian, Jason, and Bobby; and great-niece Tanya.

In addition to her loving husband Mike and her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings: Kenneth Taylor, George Taylor, Opal Adams, Edna Taylor, Florence Gale, and Geraldine Rizzo.

Her family will receive friends 1-3pm and 5-7pm Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home (81 Mill Road in Bellville) where a funeral service honoring Jean’s life will be held 11am Friday. Pastor Brandon Keck will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park in Ontario.

Contributions in her honor may be made to: Capital City Hospice (2800 Corporate Exchange Dr, Columbus, OH 43231) or Three Crosses: A United Methodist Fellowship (12 Cleveland St, Butler, OH 44822) and can also be left at her services.

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  • The Halsey Family

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow.

    Debbie Weikle

  • I am so sorry for your loss but I know she is enjoying her new life. I have a lot to thank Jean for especially directing me to a home near her, that I needed more than I realized
    to get off a big farm land with lots of work.

    so grateful for her kindness always

    Ellie Hitchman

  • Dear Jeff ,Linda and family, we are so very sorry for you loss. We will keep you all in our prayers

  • Dear Jeff, Linda and the entire clan:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    Eva, John and Jody

  • Dear Jeff and Linda,
    So sorry for your loss. What a nice lady, friend and neighbor. Have a wonderful celebration of her life.

    Bob and Pam

  • Jeff, Linda & families,
    So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing but know she’s in a better place. As you know, when we were young she was one of my “mothers” beside my own that took care of us kids when we hung out at your/their houses and made us who we are today. Never easy to lose a parent. May great memories live on in your heart as time helps heal the pain you now feel. Much love & great memories,

    Steve Fran Dall

  • So very sorry for your family’s loss. Jean was such a sweet, kind and caring lady. Always loved visiting at her store when I was growing up. Later, my grandmother Violet Hoeflich was her neighbors and it was always good to stop by and chat with her when I visited grandma. She has found peace and her heavenly reward. Don and I send our love and prayers.May your memories bring you comfort as you celebrate her life.

  • Dear Halsey Family, I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs Halsey’s passing! Since I grew up in Butler and lived on the same street I have many fond memories especially as a child buying penny candy in her store on almost a daily basis in the summers. She was always friendly, patient and kind. My thoughts are with you at this time, may she rest in peace. Also, just to let you know that my Aunt Annabelle (Leedy) Keck a classmate of your mother’s and 1941 graduate of Butler just passed away in California just two days before your mother. (When I would see your mom at church she would always inqure about my aunt.)

    Sincerely, Becky Gleason Marth

  • Jeff & Linda and family,
    Loved your mom. I can still picture her, along with Wilma, Becky, and my mom, sitting around the kitchen table drinking coffee. I loved it when she would bring me a box of your clothes that you had outgrown. Great memories at the store. When I stopped at The Inn to visit, she knew who I was. Great lady and thankful to have known her and your family. We would have been at the funeral, but are in Florida this week. Take care and God Bless. She was a classy lady!
    Tom Carroll

  • Jeff
    I was in Texas visiting my daughters when your mother passed.
    I remember her store.
    I also remember your family visiting me in Williamsport Pa.When you came over to the Little League World series.