Audrea Kay Johnson, age 81, of Humboldt, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Northcare Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri.
Audrea was the first of two daughters born to William Lloyd and Ruby Louise (Jackson) Shigley. She was born on April 7, 1936 at Iola, Kansas. She grew up in the LaHarpe area, attending a country school before graduating from Humboldt High School with the class of 1954. Following high school she worked as a telephone operator. Audrea lived most of her life in the Humboldt area. On September 28, 1955 she was united in marriage to Donald Fitzmaurice. Their union was blessed with four children, Debbie, Michael, Shari and Jeffrey. They later divorced. On March 3, 2000 Audrea married Carl Johnson at Humboldt. He preceded her in death on October 19, 2017. Audrea was an accomplished seamstress, making numerous clothes, draperies and quilts. She will be remembered for the countless loaves of bread she made. She enjoyed tending to her garden and flowers, but her greatest joys were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Carl.
Audrea is survived by her four children, Debbie Garcia and husband, Patrick of Kansas City, Kansas, Michael Fitzmaurice and wife, Donita of LaHarpe, Kansas, Shari Davis and husband, Jim of Independence, Missouri, Jeffrey Fitzmaurice and wife, Sheila of Humboldt, Kansas; grandchildren, Katrina Carrillo and husband, Eric, Matthew Garcia and wife, Taylor, Nichole Hodgden and husband, John, Luke Fitzmaurice and Kim Scott, Jamie Merl and husband, Steven, Jeramie Davis, Alex Davis, Megan Davis, Garrett and wife, Hillary, Taylor Coons and husband, Mason; great grandchildren, Gage Carrillo, Keagan Hodgden, Madelynn Hodgden, Taylor Catterson-Williams, Kash Fitzmaurice, Canton Fitzmaurice, Braxton Fitzmaurice and Hallie Fitzmaurice; three stepchildren, Larry Johnson, Nancy Hegwald, and Mickey Johnson; and one sister, Wilma Jean Lytle of Renton, Washington.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, 1883 US Hwy 54, Iola, Kansas. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe, Kansas. The family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.