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Obituary: Audrey G. Brokaw, 89

Posted by on November 3, 2013

Audrey G. Brokaw, 89, of New Philadelphia and a lifelong resident of Goshen, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Schoenbrunn Healthcare Center following a period of declining health.
Born November 27, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Lorin and Hazel (Smith) Elliott. After completing her formal education at Roxford, she married her lifelong companion and friend, the late Thomas H. Brokaw on June 1, 1942. Together, they enjoyed a lifetime of love until his passing in 1989.
Audrey was a beautiful and loving lady who adored spending time with her family. She also enjoyed sharing in day to day activities with friends and her church family. Her faith was nurtured at the Goshen Community Church of the Nazarene. She also enjoyed a 12-year employment at the former Valley Manor Nursing Home assisting in the kitchen.
Audrey will be deeply missed by her family including her son, Bruce (Robin) Brokaw of Goshen, Linda Meyers of Texas; her siblings, James Elliott of Fowler, Ohio and Thelma Etzkorn of Chicago; her grandchildren, Heidi (Bill) Brokaw Coffman of Magnolia, Eric Brokaw of Goshen and Kent (Melissa) Meyers of Texas; her great-grandchildren, K.J. and Madison Meyers, Billy Coffman, Kevin Taylor, and Rachel Tylke; her step-great-grandchild, Addrian Hawkinson; her step-great-great-grandson, Avery Alan Coffman; dear friends, Martha and Fred Torgler; her special caregiver and friend, Vikki Whitman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Justin Thomas Moss.
Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. A service celebrating Audrey’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia.
Audrey’s family is incredibly grateful for the loving and caring staff of Schoenbrunn Healthcare’s Garden Way.
Memorial contributions in Audrey’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or to Goshen Community Church of the Nazarene, 2501 David Rd SE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Audrey by visiting the funeral home website at

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