Audrey A. Reed, 72, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at IU Ball Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones.

A private memorial will be held in Indiana at a later date. A Celebration of Life for family and friends of Audrey will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Rex’s Barber Shop and Salon, 118 S. Main, Ottawa. Memorial contributions may be made in Audrey’s honor to The Franklin County Cancer Foundation, 215 S. Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067. Online condolences may be made at

She was born in Ottawa, Kansas, on Aug. 18, 1946 to Elizabeth and Clayton Watts.

Audrey was a cosmetologist. For many years, she worked at Rex’s Barber Shop in Ottawa, Kansas. She recently moved to Indiana as her daughter helped care for her during her illness. Audrey was a warrior and fought a good fight. She was truly remarkable in her love of life and her courageous fight with this horrible disease. She was an inspiration to many and forever will be missed and remembered but most importantly loved.

She loved being outside, mowing, spending time with her grand animals, tinkering on small equipment and just enjoying the great outdoors. She enjoyed going to hardware stores and looking at tractors and farm equipment. Audrey loved her family, her grand animals, having new adventures and beautiful sunny days.

Audrey is survived by her daughter, Robin Flager (Ted Lorts), brother, Clayton (Buck) Watts (Suzanne), Ottawa; sister, Teresa Watts, Ottawa, and many nieces and nephews. Audrey is preceded in death by her parents and a half-brother, Donnie Stevens.