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In memory of

Audrey Gartner

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Saturday, August 26, 2000 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City at the age of 72

Audrey M. Shonrock was born February 24, 1928, on her parents' farm near Cottonwood, South Dakota, the daughter of Ernest and Laura (Kenzy) Shonrock.

She grew up in that area where she attended rural school prior to attending Cottonwood High School.  She graduated from Philip High School in 1967.  As a young lady, she did domestic work and also worked as a waitress in a local cafe.

Audrey was united in marriage to Richard LeRoy "Bus" McIlravy on September 5, 1945, and to this union two children were born, Betty and Robert.  They made their home on a ranch in the Philip and Pedro area all their married life.  After Bus' death on December 15, 1975, she continued to make her home on the ranch.

Audrey was united in marriage to Cecil R. Gartner on November 26, 1977, at the Presbyterian Church in Philip.  They made their home on the ranch until 1983, when they moved into Philip, where they have since resided.

Audrey was a member of the United Church, where she served on the Board of Deacons, and the United Presbyterian Women.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star, Philip Chapter #100, where she had served in all the various offices once, and several offices twice.  She enjoyed her Tuesday bridge club as well as the Wednesday morning bowling league.  She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Cecil R. Gartner of Philip; a son, Robert McIlravy of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a duaghter, Betty Bohlander and her husband, Clarence, of Sugar Grove, Illinois; a grandson, Adam Bohlander; three step-sons, Danny Gartner and his wife, Cathie, of Philip, Marty Gartner and his wife, Debbie, of Philip, and Todd Gartner and his wife, Cheryl, of Box Elder; two step-daughters, Cindy Whitney and her husband, Donald, of Piedmont, and Jill Martin of Germantown, Maryland; 11 step-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Crockett of Lamar, Colorado; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her first husband, Richard LeRoy "Bus" McIlravy, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Leo, Alvin and Orville Shonrock; and two sisters, Katherine Middleton and Shelia Dollenbacher.

A memorial is established to the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital Capital Campaign or the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services
Thursday, August 31, 2000
10:00 a.m.
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

Officiating
Pastor Don Lagge

Music
Pat Krogan - Pianist
Barb Bowen - Vocalist
"In the Garden"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"Amazing Grace"

Ushers
Ronnie Gartner - Adam Bohlander - Brandon Whitney
Chase Gartner - Coddy Gartner - Tyler Gartner

Active Pallbearers
Robert McIllravy - Danny Gartner
Marty Gartner - Todd Gartner
Arthur McIllravy - Clarence Bohlander

Honorary Pallbearers
All relatives and friends in attendance

Interment with Eastern Star Services
Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

Services
Thursday, August 31, 2000
10:00 a.m.
American Legion Hall in Philip, SD

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