Audra Van Hoorn
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McLEAN -- Audra Grace Van Hoorn, 79, of
rural McLean, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at 7:20 p.m. at her home.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McLean
United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Andrew Maxwell
Visitation will be at the church from 5 until 8 p.m.
Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on
Burial will be in McLean Cemetery, rural
Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta is in
charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Van Hoorn retired from the Mount Hope-Funks
Grove Township Library after 30 years of service.
She was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Eminence
Township. Her parents were Leland "Nick" and Bertha
Beare Bicknell. She married George Van Hoorn on Dec.
2, 1950, at the Eminence Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband; her children,
Carolyn (and David) Lindley of Glenview, Randy (and
Laura) Van Hoorn of McLean, Jim Van Hoorn of McLean
and Chuck (and Debbie) Van Hoorn of Congerville; one
sister, Alice Turner; one brother, Richard (and Jan)
Bicknell of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Bryan Van
Hoorn, Christina (and J.W.) Dunnan, Ryan Lindley,
Katie (and Jason) Fulk and Jacob Van Hoorn; one
great-granddaughter, Delainey Dunnan; and many
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a member of the McLean United Methodist
Church. She was a strong Christian who began
teaching Sunday school at age 12 and continued
teaching until the time of her death.
She graduated from the Atlanta Community High
School in 1948.
Audra was known and loved throughout the
McLean-Atlanta area. She was involved in multiple
organizations: The Flower Buds of Atlanta, Methodist
Women's Club, Ladies Aid, McLean American Legion
Auxiliary and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed playing
bridge and played with several clubs for decades.
She volunteered as a tour guide for the Atlanta
Historical Museum and volunteered at the Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. She and her
husband organized the McLean Fall Festival parade
She loved her family, her friends, her community
and her Lord.
Memorials may be made to the McLean United
Methodist Church, the Mount Hope-Funks Grove Library
or the Atlanta Historical Museum.
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