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Audrey C. (Esselmeyer) Badger

March 8, 1932 ~ October 9, 2018 (age 86)

Audrey C. (Esselmeyer Youkers) Badger, 86, of York, PA, formerly of Portersville, PA, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center in York. She was the wife of the late James Paul Youkers who died on September 21, 1971 and the late Robert J. Badger, who died December 14, 2016.

Audrey was born March 8, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late George and Christina (Frank) Esselmeyer.

Audrey was a member of the English Lutheran Church and was a secretary for many years with Billco Manufacturing Co., both in Zelienople. She was involved with the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, was the first Seneca Valley High School Band Booster president and served in that organization until her last child graduated from the program in 1977. Audrey and her late husband Bob were also involved with the Butler County Fair and served in various capacities throughout their many years together.

Audrey is survived by children; Teresa (Terri) Youkers-Hughes and her husband Kevin of Punta Gorda, FL; James A. Youkers and his wife Marla of Baltimore, MD; Debra A. (Youkers) Schott and her husband Ted of East Berlin, PA; K. JoNell Badger-Yard and her husband Douglas of Harrisville; R. Douglas Badger and his wife Ginger of Long Beach, CA; 10 grandchildren: Angela Youkers, Steven Hughes (Elia Mandujano Hughes), Daniel Hughes, Peter Hughes (Rachel Edelson, fiancee), Kaytlin Schott, Zane Schott, Holly Badger-Madrid (Jeff), Nate Badger, Marybeth Yard-Miller (Tim), and Cheston Yard (MaryJane); and 8 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by a son, Gregory Badger, a granddaughter, Bethany Youkers, and a grandson, Ian Schott.

Following cremation, a memorial services will be held Friday, October 26, 2018, 11:00 AM, at the English Lutheran Church, 200 East Grandview Ave., Zelienople, with the Rev. Dr. Margarethe Galbraith-Cordes officiating. There will be no viewing, and burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Audrey’s name to Solehope an organization that supplies shoes to children in Uganda through ​https://www.purecharity.com/marybeth-a-millers-fundraiser​; The Bethany Fund, a memorial youth scholarship, in honor of Bethany Youkers, c/o First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Cir., Columbia MD, 21045 (Memo: “The Bethany Fund”); or The American Cancer Society, c/o ​Pittsburgh, PA Office​, ​​320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
The Feiser Funeral Home, Inc., 306 Harrisburg St., East Berlin, is coordinating funeral arrangements. Memories may be shared at ​www.feiserfuneralhome.com.

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