Students and staff at Lincoln Elementary School will have the opportunity to attend the funeral of a beloved fourth-grade teacher who died unexpectedly early Monday. Classes will be canceled for Lincoln students Thursday.
Audrey Gardner, who taught at the Iola school district for 16 years, died Monday morning at Allen County Regional Hospital. She was 41.
USD 257 Superintendent Stacey Fager and Lincoln principal Andy Gottlob notified teachers and staff at a meeting early Monday. Two school counselors and others joined them to talk to Gardners fourth grade class after lunch, then went from classroom to classroom to talk to students.
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