Audrey Juanita Ford, 68, Sheridan, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday evening, May 31, 2019 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

Born April 27, 1951 in Noblesville, Ind., she was the daughter of Joseph Carl Heinzmann and Mable Louise (Fosnight) Dixson.

She attended Westfield High School and later graduated from Hair Fashions by Kaye Beauty College in 1986. She spent most of her working years as a self-employed cosmetologist before eventually retiring to spend more time with her family. 

On March 2, 1969, she married James Earnest Ford. He preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1991.

Mrs. Ford loved getting out and working in her vegetable garden, but it was her flower beds that always seemed to get the most attention. Her flowers were her true gardening passion. She was also a very talented seamstress and quilter, not to mention a world class cook.

Family was a driving force in her life. Mrs. Ford was always striving to be a positive role model for her family. Leading by example, she showed her family that it was OK to be a strong and independent woman, but not to forget your family along the way. She was a dedicated caregiver for her aging mother.

Survivors include her mother, Mable Louise (Fosnight) Dixson; her son, James Earnest (Lisa) Ford, II of Peru, Ind.; two daughters, Marice Jo (Byran) Henry of Markleville and Jennifer Louise Ford of Florida; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren who were pride and joy; two brothers, Bobby Joe (Roberta) Heinzmann of Tipton and Carl Michael (Joey) Heinzmann of Noblesville; one sister, Bonnie Diane Heinzmann-Harvey of Tipton; and by her partner-in-crime, her miniature poodle Ginger.

Other than her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Carl Henizmann.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Family and friends may pay their respects from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Eagle Creek Cemetery in rural Westfield. The Rev. Steve Pedigo will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be presented to the Hamilton County Humane Society in Noblesville.