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Obituary of Audrey J. Kalivoda

Audrey J. Kalivoda, the daughter of James R. Kalivoda and Ramona J. (Benyshek) Kalivoda, was born October 12, 1954 at Belleville, KS and passed away on February 8, 2017 at rural Clay County, KS at the age of 62 years, 3 months, and 26 days.
Audrey grew up in the Brantford, KS community, attending Brantford and Agenda grade schools and graduated from Clifton High School, Clifton, KS. She then attended Marymount College at Salina, KS.
Following her education, she resided in Wichita, KS and then moved to Fairview, Tennessee where she lived for many years. Audrey was a freelance photographer, doing portraits, weddings, and high school graduations. She later founded Mesquite 90 Productions, working as a videographer and documentarian.
She had five documentaries credited to her: Nashville, Tennessee; Palo Duro Canyon; Kansas: The Center of it All; Kansas Canyon Land: The Arikaree Breaks; and Following the Parker Trail. Audrey also did numerous speaking engagements on history and was a historical reenactor. After returning to the area in 2014, she worked as a coordinator at the Cloud County Tourism Office giving tours and lectures.
Audrey loved nature and outdoor activities. She was a member of the Brantford Covenant Church, and was a Communion Steward at the Agenda United Methodist. She was active in the Cuba American Legion Auxiliary, and organized the Brantford Graduates Organization. Audrey also was a member of Kansas Czechs Inc. and on the board of the National Orphan Train Complex.
Audrey was preceded in death by her mother, Ramona Kalivoda and her grandparents.
She is survived by her father, Jim Kalivoda of Clyde, KS; one sister, Cindy (Joe) Werth of Pekin, Illinois; niece, Jennifer (Ty) Harvey of Pekin, Illinois; great niece, Anna Harvey, and another on the way; nephew, Christopher Werth of Denver, CO; other relatives, many friends and her dog, Juno.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Brantford Covenant Church, Brantford, KS with Pastors Sandra Jellison-Knock and Lyle Person, officiating.
Interment will be at the Brantford Covenant Cemetery.
Visitation will be from One PM until 8 PM on Sunday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS where the family will receive friend from 6PM until 8PM on Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to family choice.
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Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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