Audrey A. Vogel, age 86, of Linn and Waverly, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Good Shepherd Care Community in Concordia.
She was born January 26, 1934, in Luystown, Missouri the daughter of the late Rhey and Edith (Allen) Gelven.
Audrey was united in marriage 68 years ago on June 7, 1952, at Fairview Church in rural Linn to Carl Vogel, who passed away on April 13, 2011.
Audrey graduated from Linn High School in 1950. She later graduated from Lincoln University in 1969, and then instructed biology and conducted research there. She returned to school and earned a master’s degree in botany, with an emphasis in ecology, from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Later, she taught chemistry at Linn High School and taught anatomy at Linn Technical College.
Audrey was a founding member of Linn Community Christian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and occasionally played piano. She enjoyed gardening and was well known for her flower gardens and arrangements. Playing cards and games, reading, sewing, working on puzzles, fishing, and playing piano were just some of Audrey’s many interests in life. Of all the things she enjoyed doing, spending time with her grandchildren was by far her greatest joy.
She is survived by two children: Marilyn (Vogel) Schreiman and her husband Harold of Waverly; and Douglas Vogel and his wife Rose of Jefferson City; six grandchildren: Rachel (Schreiman) Baez and her husband Angel; Elaine Schreiman; Jessica (Vogel) Courtney and her husband Mark; Jesse Vogel and his wife Rebecca; Josie (Vogel) Townsend and her husband Grant; and Samuel Vogel; and nine great-grandchildren: Adele, Olivia, Jack, and Eli Courtney; LJ, Anna, and Audrey Vogel; Leland and Levi Townsend; and nieces, nephews, additional family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Audrey was preceded in death by her brother Don Gelven; brother-in-law Elmer Mantle; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Aletha Finnell.
Private Family Visitation and Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020. Interment will be in the Linn Public Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Linn Community Christian Church, Osage County Historical Society or Waverly Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com