Audra Maxine Deel, 96, Birdseye

Audra Maxine Deel, 96, of Birdseye, died Sunday, November 18, ovember 18, 2018, at the Springs Valley Meadows Nursing Home in French Lick. She was born in Orange County August 3, 1922, to John T. and Virginia M. (Scarlett) Knight. She married Howard Deel July 17, 1945, in English. He died May 27, 2002.

Audra was a homemaker and farmer’s wife and a member of New Hope General Baptist Church in Birdseye.

She is survived by two daughters, Frances Steffen, Birdseye, and Loretta “Susie” Kutch, Odon; four sons, Rev. Robert Deel, Huntingburg, and Harold, Carl, and Michael Deel, all of Birdseye; one sister, Ruth Woolsey, French Lick; one brother, Randall Knight, Mitchell; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Roger Deel, seven siblings, Henry, Amel, Sherman, Clarence, Francis, Avis, and Lela Knight, one grandchild, and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by burial in Patoka Memorial Cemetery near French Lick. Rev. Albert Madden will officiate.

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