SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Audrey Ruth (Manzler) Cameron, 93, of Salem, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 2:53 p.m., at Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Damascus.
She was born on March 12, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Everett William and Beatrix Annie (Rayner) Manzler.
Audrey loved this poem and wanted it shared with all her friends and relatives.
If Tears Could Build A Stairway
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say “Goodbye”.
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.
My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you –
No one can ever know.
But now I know you want me
to mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.
Since you’ll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hollowed place within my heart
is where you’ll always stay.
She retired in 2007 as an admitting representative for Salem Regional Medical Center (Salem Community Hospital) after 33 years.
Audrey attended the Bethel United Church of Christ in Beloit. Audrey graduated from Parma Schaaf High School and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio.
She was a church organist, pianist and music teacher. She also enjoyed golf, reading, gardening and keeping in touch with her friends she was very fond of dogs, especially her favorite beagle, Pete and a golden retriever, Zoe. In the later years of her life, she and her husband would travel around to bluegrass shows.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Kurthe Olin Cameron, whom she married on July 2, 1955; daughter, Margie Ann Cameron of Amherst, Ohio, as well as one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Robert Everett Cameron and her sister, Lorna Jean Manzler.
The family has chosen to have a private family visitation and services with Pastor Allen Kahler of the church officiating.
The burial will immediately follow in Damascus Cemetery, Damascus, Ohio.
The Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem was in charge of the services.
Audrey loved her Bible and wanted John 14:1-6 to share at her funeral.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.“