Deaths, August 26, 2015

? EDGAR “ED’ WILLIS AUERNHEIMER, 95, a retired welder, of Goessel, died Aug. 17 at his home. A graveside service was Aug. 22 at Hesston Cemetery, Hesston.

He was born Nov. 13, 1919, to Albert Christian and Mary Magdalene Ewert Auernheimer at Burrton. On June 8, 1941, he was married to Helen Maxine Taylor, who predeceased him.

Survivors include sons Lynn and wife Maxine Auernheimer of Canton and Anthony ?Tony? and wife Audrey Auernheimer of Watts, Okla., daughter Carol Gibbens of Newton, 11 grand?children and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Grace Fellowship Church, Wichita, and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.

? DONALD L. FUNK, 80, of Hillsboro, died Aug. 18 at Hillsboro Community Hos?pital.

The service was Aug. 22 at Hillsboro Menno?nite Brethren Church with pastor Loyal Martin officiating.

He was born May 2, 1935, to Benjamin and Esther (Leppke) Funk at Hillsboro. His wife, Gladys Funk, survives.

He also is survived by daughters Danita and husband Brian Unrau of rural Lehigh, Leann Funk of rural Hillsboro and Susan and husband Stephen Scott of Collinsville, Okla; brother Monroe and wife Carol Funk of Salina; sister Norma Penner of San Jose, Calif., and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Donald L. Funk Memorial Fund and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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? JOHN MASSON, 73, died Aug. 20 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

A private family service is scheduled.

He was born June 2, 1942, to Frank and Sylvia (Clark) Masson at Twining, Mich. His wife, Lenora May Collier, predeceased him in 2008.

Survivors include sons Ralph Collier of Pueblo, Colo., and Curtis Collier of Lakewood, Colo.; daughters Betty Lou Judd of Mt. Morris, Mich., and Cindy Masson of Thornton, Colo.; brothers Ronald of Jones?boro, Mich., Donald and Albert, both of Twining, and Clark P. of Flinty, Mich.; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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? CAROL LEA WARE, 80, a retired computer programmer with NCRA of McPherson, died Aug. 16 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Inman. The graveside service was Aug. 21 at Canton Township Cemetery.

She was born July 27, 1935, to Ralph and Velna Alberta (White) Ware at Goessel.

Survivors include five nephews; two great nephews; one great niece and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the McPherson County Humane Society and sent in care of Olson?s Mortuary, 139 N. Main, P.O. Box 355, Canton, KS 67428.

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