MOUNT VERNON — Audrey E. Stryker Hite, 86, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Jan. 22, 1923, to the late Harley D. and Ethel Bell Dillon Hall. She was a member of Fredericktown Church of Christ. Audrey graduated from Graysville High School, located in Monroe County, and also graduated Mount Vernon Business College. She started working at Olson’s department store in Mount Vernon and then worked at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center, retiring from there on May 31, 1984, after 28 years of employment. Audrey was a very loving and caring person and loved doing things for her family and friends, quilting and traveling.
She is survived by three children, Dwight (Joan) Stryker of Mount Gilead, Gerald L. Stryker of Bellbrook and Polly (Ed) Hartman of Chandler, Ariz.; two brothers, Howard and Trinky Hall of Cleveland, and Vernon and Kathleen Hall of Reynoldsburg; three sisters, Alberta Winbigler of Alabama, Loretta Stanswick of Florida, and Betty and George Smith of Apple Valley; stepson, Melvin Hite of Pataskala; sister-in-law, Mildred Stryker of Shreve; seven grandchildren, Denton Stryker of Florida, Debbie Burchfield of Gahanna, Scott Thorp of Arizona, Jason Hartman of Florida, Nathan Hartman of Centerburg, Jason S. Stryker of New York and Justin Sean Stryker of Florida; stepgrandchildren, Beth, Mary, Leah and Todd Hite; and several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Audrey loved her family, Christian friends and all of the wonderful caregivers that helped in her later years.
Audrey was preceded in death by a daughter, Ethel Elizabeth Stryker; husband, Lloyd B. Stryker, in 1968, and husband, Clarence Hite, in 1989; five sisters and three brothers, Veda Keene, Gertrude Smith, Olive Rose, Dorothy Nelson, Violet Turner, Harley Hall Jr., Mark Hall and Patrick Hall; and step-mothers, Eva M. Dillon and Mabel Lou Hall.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619, E. High St., Mount Vernon, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Aaron Veon will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions in Audrey’s name can be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Cancer Society and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Audrey E. Stryker Hite.