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Retired Ellsworth area farm wife's feet no longer fast, but hands are rarely idle

EL PASO--To cope in this stage of her life, Audrey Foley relies on a little help from her family and friends.

Because of their support, the 88-year-old still lives in the El Paso farm house where she and her late husband, Francis, moved in 1952. She said Wednesday staffers from Spring Valley Senior Living and Health Care have been coming to her home daily to make her meals, do her laundry, clean the residence and more.

"They've been doing that for about a year," said Foley from the living room chair usually accommodating her whenever she's awake. She's pleased the couple bought insurance coverage allowing for this arrangement when her husband was alive, she added.

Watch for more information in the print version of the Herald.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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