On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Audrey Ann Ballew Collins Beasley passed away in her slumber. She was ninety-one, just short of her birthday on November 18. Born to Winona and Aubrey Ballew, Audrey graduated in 1948 from Glennon High School in Kansas City, Missouri.
Audrey married John Collins on June 18,1949 and raised 5 children. She was a participating member of the Saint Michael Archangel Church and School PTA and volunteered at the school frequently. She also worked several jobs later in life, eventually retiring to their home on the North Shore Lake of the Ozarks which is her legacy to her surviving children. She loved gardening and took pride in her small gardens at the lake. Audrey married Carl Beasley and moved to his house in Jefferson City in 2005.
Audrey is preceded in death by her two husbands, John and Carl, and two of her children, Michelle (Ronnie) and Tim (Debbie). She is survived by her eldest son, Michael (Annie), 2nd daughter, Peggy (Steve), 2nd son, Patrick (Julie), 15 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Audrey’s cremation is being handled by Langford Funeral Home in Lees Summit, Missouri and her ashes will be interned at the Lake of the Ozarks. Audrey’s children have enrolled her in the Perpetual Mass Association being offered daily by the Missionaries of the Holy Family. A private celebration of life will be held by the immediate family this month. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64137 or by phone (816) 986-4401 (all donations are tax deductible).
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063