Obituary: Rosemary Audritsh


Rosemary Audritsh, 100, a resident of Carmel for 68 years, died peacefully in her sleep, with her family at her side, on Nov. 10. She was born February 10, 1918, in her grandfather’s farmhouse in New Alsace, Ind.

The oldest of seven children, Rosemary did not have electricity or water inside the home and drove a horse team as a child to help her dad plow fields at their farm in Bath, Ind. They later moved and settled on a farm in Brookville, Ind.

A mother of seven children, Rosemary was dedicated to her family. She was a charter member of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, made bandages and rosaries for the Medical Missions at OLMC and chaired the Hot Dog Committee which provided the first hot meals to OLMC students once weekly.

Rosemary was proceeded in death by her husband Zellon Audritsh; her parents, Mary and John Hoff; and three brothers and two sisters.  She is survived by her youngest brother, David (Carolyn) Hoff; children: Nancy Terando, John (Linda) Audritsh, Susie (Denny) White, Steve (Brenda) Audritsh, Janice (John) Hoffman, Becky (David) Henderson, and Dan Audritsh; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor/St. Augustine Home, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260. To share a memory, please visit


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