Wood River | Thursday, May 26 2016
Audrey Helen Ory, 98, passed away, peacefully, in her sleep at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
Born in New Orleans, LA on October 16, 1917, she was the daughter of Joseph Oran and Bella Ann (Clouatre) Ory.
When she was 56, her family moved from New Orleans to Cairo, IL, where she resided until World War II. She then moved to Wood River and worked at Western Cartridge (Olin Corporation), retiring in 1982.
Audrey was a longtime member St. Bernard Catholic Church (now, Holy Angels Parish) in Wood River. She traveled all over the world, maintaining an extreme love of her church and family. She had been the longest living resident of Integrity Healthcare of Wood River (VIP Manor), residing there over 18 years.
She is survived by a sister, Lelia Marie Nasser of Houston, TX; and 16 nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers, John Leo, John Rene and Flint Joseph Ory; and a sister, Shirley Marie Liley.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Angel Parish Church in Wood River. Father James Flach will officiate.
Burial will follow in Woodland Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Holy Angels Parish Church in Wood River.