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Audrey Knierim

April 6, 1939 — February 16, 2016

Audrey Knierim


AUDREY ROZELLA LANDRETH ADAMS KNIERIM, 76, of Cooks Mills, IL passed away at 6:04 A.M. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 6, 1939 in Humboldt, IL, the daughter of Ed and Lela Landreth.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Pastor Jim Maroon will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon, IL.

Survivors include her loving husband Gary Knierim of Cooks Mills, IL; three sons: David Adams and his wife April of Lodi, California; Steve Adams and his wife Becky of Cooks Mills, IL; Rick Adams and his wife Jackeline of Inverness, FL; one daughter, Leanne Adams Shain and her husband Chuck Shain of Cooks Mills; one step-daughter Melissa Knierim Daugherty and her husband Matt of Charleston, IL; one step-son John Knierim and his wife Jennifer of Pesotum, IL; six grandchildren: David Shain and his wife Melissa, Alyssa Shain and her fiancé Justin Hooker, Cara Shain, Katherine Adams, Natalie Adams and James Adams; seven step-grandchildren: Dalton Wagner, Mason Daugherty, Peyton Daugherty, Madison Omer, Clayton Knierim, Parker Knierim and Garrett Knierim; two great-grandchildren: Collin and Ellie Shain; three siblings: Evanell Moore of Cooks Mills, IL, Joanne Shoot of Mattoon, IL, and Agnes Swisher of Mattoon, IL.

Audrey was preceded in death by her; parents, Ed and Lela Landreth; seven brothers, Wayne, Edwin, Clifford, Floyd, Willard and twin infant stillborn brothers; three sisters, Norma, Faye and Irene.

Audrey retired from Consolidated Communications in Mattoon, IL. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Audrey enjoyed traveling the world and going to car shows with her husband. She was committed to supporting all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren in all of their sports and activities. Her love for her family was felt by everyone, every day of her life. Audrey also enjoyed her monthly dinners with her Humboldt friends at the Coles County Airport and her Arcola Class of 1957.

Audrey courageously battled breast cancer for the last few years of her life. As a result of the breast cancer treatments, she developed an aggressive form of leukemia called AML. After being told she only had three months to live, she became our miracle, and lived for eighteen more months and spent every minute of that time enjoying her husband and family. She was strong and determined to live as long as she could for her family. Finally, she succumbed to the leukemia.

Memorials may be made to Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospice and/or your preferred breast cancer research organization.



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