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Audrey L. Dukes, age 77, of Sheridan, passed away Wednesday evening, January 15, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center in Ionia. The daughter of Leon H. & Ruby M. (Welch) Ordiway, she was born on January 20, 1936 near Alma. On September 11, 1954, at the Pine Grove Church, she married Donald Winfield Dukes and together they raised four children and enjoyed nearly 60 years of marriage.

Audrey was a devoted homemaker who delighted in cooking and baking for her family and friends, and was also a member of the Open Door Fellowship in Carson City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Beverly and Donna Jean; and by two grandchildren, Gregory and Kathleen.

Suriviving are her husband, Donald Dukes, Sr. of Sheridan; four children, Deborah & Dale Schnicke of Zephyrhills, Florida, Theresa & James Edwards of Stanton, Don & Cindi Dukes of Ionia, and Michael & Stephanie Dukes of Carson City; a sister, Mary & Charles Morgan of Stanton; brother-in-law, Ron & Shirley Dukes of Stanton; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, and from 12-1 p.m. on Monday at the Sheridan Assembly of God, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Instead of flowers, relatives and friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Audrey’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on January 15, 2014 at 12:00 am


    01/27/2014 –


    we love u grandma and will be very missed . u were a special grandma. I rember all the time we had together . I’m glad to have y as my angle . LOVE YOUR

    01/19/2014 –

    Kimberly Holt

    I am so sorry to hear about Audrey my heart goes out to her family she was a beautiful person she was like a second grandma to me when my great grandmother passed on I will never forget that love you Theresa

    01/19/2014 –

    Les & Kathy Loughin

    Don, sorry to here about your wife. Prayers going your way.

    01/19/2014 –

    Pam Christensen

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    01/18/2014 –

    JoAn Neitzel

    Don and family so sorry to hear of your loss. We have some wonderful memories from way back with you and Audrey. May God shower you with grace and peace.

    01/17/2014 –

    Danny stoneham

    Prayers going up for your family! Sorry for your loss!

    01/17/2014 –

    Wayne & Sharon Wood

    We are so sorry Theressa. If there’s any thing we can do.

    01/17/2014 –

    Todd J Sydow

    Audrey, there are many great, crazy memories of you and all of us! God Bless you! You were an amazing woman who knew how to hold her family together.

    01/16/2014 –

    Jenna Christiansen

    Grandma, you are an amazing women! The Lord is lucky to have a beautiful angel like you up in Heaven! Forever loved, always missed!

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