Garrow, Audrey

Written by David Green.

Audrey M. Garrow, 72, of St. Hwy. 108, Fayette, Ohio, died June 19, 2006 at the Medical University of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio.

She was born Sept. 23, 1933 in Sylvania, Ohio, the daughter of David and Audrey (Smith) Evans. She married Arthur Garrow on May 7, 1955 in Chesterfield Township and he survives.

Audrey lived in Morenci for the past 51 years. She was a homemaker, a musician and a fantastic artist. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend.

Besides her husband, Audrey is survived by four daughters, Carolyn (and Larry) Hamman of Metamora, Ohio, Anita King of Butler, Ind., Kathleen (and James) Fausey of Wauseon, Ohio, and Julie Garrow of Fayette; three sons, John (and Laura) Garrow of Waldron, Mich., Alan (and Nancy) Garrow of Lyons, Ohio, and Andrew (and Renee) Garrow of Fayette; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene Beach of Toledo, Ohio, and Janice Bean of California; and three brothers, William Evans of Texas and Roger and Jerald Evans, both of Delta, Ohio.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Joshua Hartman.

A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Dennis Owens officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation.

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