Audrey E. Smith, 93, Durand, Illinois, died at 4:50 a.m., Thursday, March 25, 2010 with her family near. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born December 22, 1916 in Woodstock, Illinois, the daughter of Hardy and Wilhelmina “Mina” Crouch. Married Ernest E. Smith on December 22, 1936 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Rockford, Illinois. She was a homemaker and a former head cook at Medina Manor Nursing Center in Durand. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Durand. Graduated from Winnebago High School, Class of 1935. She enjoyed reading, quilting, dolls, crossword puzzles, meals out with friends and time with her family that she so loved. She treasured her many years of farm life. \r\r\n\r\r\n Audrey is survived by two sons, Robert (Sandy), Freeport, Illinois and Dennis (Sandi), Durand, Illinois; son-in-law John L. (Jack) Walsh, Lake Summerset; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest in October 1992, infant son Dale, daughter Nancy Walsh in April 2001, great grandson Matthew Boan, brother Willard Crouch and sister Ella Taylor in September 2009. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 29, 2010 in Trinity Lutheran Church, 15585 Durand Road, Durand, Illinois with Reverend R. Lee Bennight, pastor, officiating. Burial in Durand Cemetery, Durand, Illinois. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 28. \r\r\n\r\r\n In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.