Audrey Irene (Sears) Jackson, 96,formerly of Pendleton, died on March 10, 2013, at her home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., with her youngest son Jerry & wife Lita at her side. She was born in Ovid in 1916, the daughter of Glen (Pop) Sears and Jennie Ruth (Stanford) Sears, long time residents of Pendleton and Lapel.
She is survived by sons, Jim (Norma) of Apollo Beach, Fla.; Jerry (Lita) of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann (White) Rowlison (age 101) of Bowling Green, Ky., Marcella (McGillen) Abbott of Shelbyville, formerly of Anderson, and Barbra Sackett of Tampa; and six nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas of Anderson, whom she was married 68 years; and sister, Jane Walker of Arcadia, Calif.
Burial will be in Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton at a later date. Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel is handling of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Historical Museum, P.O. Box 345, Pendleton, IN 46045.
Online condolences: www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com