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Audrey Neely

March 2, 1938 — January 1, 2019

Audrey Neely

Audrey Ellen Neely

Age 80 of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Born March 2, 1938 in Shelbyville, Illinois, Audrey Ellen was a daughter of William Wesley and Eva Gertrude (Eaton) Mansfield. She was raised in the Shelbyville area and went on to marry James E. Neely, who preceded her in death on July 13, 1990. A woman of devote faith, Audrey was a member of Wilmington Church of Christ, and her most recent employment entailed working in housekeeping at Embassy Care Center in Wilmington.She was a den mother for Cubs Scouts, a Mary Kay Cosmetic Representative, and enjoyed babysitting for friends and neighbors.

Survivors include her children: Vanessa (Thomas) Krueger of Godley and Jimmy (Kelly) Neely of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren: Audrea Lopaz, Georgieanna Brainard, Thomas Krueger, Jr., Brooke Krueger, Keven Neely, Ashley Neely, Sylvia Neely, Samantha Price and Katy Price; (16) great grandchildren; two sisters: Jesse Bailey and Natalle Mansfield; two brothers, Clarence Eugene Mansfield and William Mansfield, Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim and two sisters.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service 3:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Inurnment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington, where Audrey will be laid to rest with her parents.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photogrpahs or share Audrey’s memorial page online by logging onto:

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. ( 815-476-2181 )

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