Audrey Ellyn (Buehrer) Halferty, age 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Born May 29, 1933, in Green Township-Noble County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Buehrer and Alreada (McCoy) Buehrer. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1951 and was married to Kenneth Halferty on October 18, 1953 in the E.U.B. Church in Avilla. During the years Ken was serving in the United States Air Force, she worked as an administrative assistant in the areospace industry. The young couple moved to New Haven in 1959 where they raised their family.
Audrey dedicated her life to her family and serving the Lord. In addition to being a homemaker, Audrey was an active church member and volunteer, serving in the Prayer Chain Ministry, Nursing Home Ministry, and Women’s AGLOW Fellowship. She led adult bible studies, taught children’s Sunday school, and ministered through the Child Evangelism Fellowship. She enjoyed photography, travel, reading, gardening, sending encouragement cards and studying the Bible. Audrey was a member of the First Assembly of God, and faithfully served as an elder.
She is survived by her daughter, Valerie Graham of New Haven; brother, Merton Buehrer; brother, Rance Buehrer; and sister-in-law, Peggy Earnhart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Halferty (2017); son, Kirby Halferty (1990); and son-in-law, Donald Graham (2012).
A celebration of Audrey’s life will be held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM at First Assembly of God, 1400 West Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne with visitation prior to the service from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery, New Haven. Memorial donations may be made to First Assembly of God. Arrangements by Northern Indiana Funeral Care.
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