Audrey Rottinghaus, Oct. 7, 1950 — May 29, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 4:36 p.m. CDT; updated 5:23 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 1, 2013

COLUMBIA — Audrey (Adrick) Rottinghaus, 62, of Columbia, MO passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in the comfort of her home following a brief struggle with cancer.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 2 from 1-3 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation.

She was born in Chicago, IL on October 7, 1950, to Walter Joseph and Lillian (Hacker) Adrick. On August 26, 1972, she married George Rottinghaus and he survives.

Audrey graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL and went on to a receive a Master’s degree from Iowa State University in Immunobiology. She was employed at the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine for 31 years until the time of her illness. Away from work Audrey was an avid reader, a dedicated mother and a loving wife.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by their son, Brian Rottinghaus of Columbia, MO; daughter, Erin Rottinghaus (husband Stephen Romano) of Roswell, GA; step-grandson, Anthony Romano of Roswell, GA; sister, Cheryl Kleina (and husband, Keith) of Tinley Park, IL; brother, Frank Adrick of Blue Island, IL and mother, Lillian Adrick of Blue Island, IL.

Audrey was preceded in death by her father.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Daniel Boone Regional Library, 100 W Broadway Columbia, MO 65203.

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