WATERLOO – Audrey A. Harwood, 88, formerly of  Vinton , died peacefully Thursday,  January 12, 2017 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 14 at the First Baptist Church in Vinton with Pastor John Karrick officiating.  Private burial in Evergreen Cemetery will take place before the service.  Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton.

Audrey was born March 14, 1928 in rural Vinton, the daughter of Harold and Bernice (Lyons) King.  She was raised and attended school in Vinton.  On December 30, 1944 she married Wayne Harwood in Vinton.  The couple farmed in the Dysart area until 1978, when they moved to Vinton where she continued working at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School until 1988. She was a member of First Baptist Church.  In her spare time, Audrey enjoyed painting.

She is survived by two sons,  Ron (Chris) of Atkins, and Dann (Shari) of Norway;  a daughter, Judy Banes of Waterloo; six grandchildren; Jim (Carol) Harwood , Kim Peterson (Corey Campbell), Tami ( Steve) Meyers, Cari (Don) Martin,  Tim ( Deanna) Banes, and Stacie Harwood; two step-granddaughters; Leia (Harold) Engle, and Kristin (Sean) Boies; 26 great-grandchildren , 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Hoefle of Vinton., and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2001; son-in-law, Richard Banes; great granddaughter, Ellie Banes and three sisters, Dorothy Tumilty, Virginia Millard, and Lois Yerkes.

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 2880, Waterloo, IA 50704 or First Baptist Church, Vinton.

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Audrey and her family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.

Audrey A. Harwood