Audra Jean Halsey
June 21, 1923 ‒ March 26, 2018
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.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jean’s family and encourage you to share a memory with them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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