Audrey Emma Tietze, 100 of Staunton, passed away at 9:50 PM on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Heritage Health in Staunton. She was born on March 1, 1919, in Staunton, the daughter of the late Al and Julia (Ruhlander) Rueter. She married James Tietze on June 8, 1946, in Staunton, Illinois and he passed away on June 20, 1999.
Prior to her marriage, Audrey worked as a teller at First National Bank in Staunton for eight years. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Staunton, where she served as church secretary for eleven years. She was also president of the women’s fellowship, a choir member, and Sunday school teacher at the church. She volunteered at the hospital as a member of the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She loved dancing, reading, sewing, and working crossword puzzles.
She is survived by a daughter, Rochelle (Tim) Dees of Litchfield; son, Larry (Debra) Tietze of Fort Montgomery, New York; four grandchildren, Jon (Jennie) Dees of Pickerington, Ohio, Kris (Greg) Starkey of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Courtney Tietze of Fort Montgomery, New York, and Blake (Lauren) Tietze of Greens Farms, Connecticut; and eight great-grandchildren, Laine, Eliana, Ainsley, & Colton Starkey, Jordan & Camryn Dees, and Tyson & Tanner Tietze.