Audrey Shew, 93, of Brainerd, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Good Samaritan Village-Bethany. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd with Pastor Rory Swenson officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to services and stay for a luncheon following. Interment is at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd. Memorials preferred to Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd. Audrey was born Nov. 10, 1917, in Huron, S.D., the daughter of Claude and Lettie (Anderson) Butcher. She and her family moved to the Brainerd area and she graduated from Brainerd High School in 1937. Audrey was united in marriage to Harvey Shew in April of 1942. She dedicated over 40 years working for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. Audrey was a member of Park United Methodist Church. She was a collector of Hummels and enjoyed working and adding on to her rock garden. She liked to entertain and play bridge. Audrey loved her family and enjoyed spending her time with them, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by her daughter, Cheri (Dick Lyscio) Drake, of Brainerd; grandchildren Melissa (Greg) Hannah, Kevin (Erica) Drake, Courtney Drake, and Ashley Drake; great-grandchildren Madison, Gabrielle, Griffen, Cooper and Anika; and her sister, Thyes Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; parents, Claude and Lettie; brothers, Lester, Don and Claude; and sisters, Frances and LaVonne. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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