|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1923|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2008|
Aurand, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Aurand, 83, of Drexel, Mo., passed away peacefully at home January 8, 2008. She was born January 3, 1925 to Thomas and Daisy Della (Bruner) Endecott in Miami County, Kansas, the second youngest of ten children. Mary graduated from Drexel High School in 1943 and worked for Pratt & Whitney in Kansas City, Mo., during World War II. After the war, she worked for American Airlines, first at Los Angeles international Airport in California, then Chicago, and finally LaGuardia Airport in New York, where she was a supervisor in communications. Mary returned to Drexel and married Merton Lee Aurand on December 13, 1959 in Drexel. They settled on the farm and raised a family. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lourine A. "Rene" Endecott, Bertha V. Dakin, Isadora E. "Dora" Sage, Daisy D. Schultz Daily; brothers Melville H. "Mel" Endecott and Franklin M. "Frank" Endecott. She is survived by her husband, of the home; a son, Aaron L. Aurand and wife Karla, Belton, Mo.; a daughter, Suzanne M. Kirk and husband David, Greenwood, Mo.; four grandchildren, Ellen and Christopher Kirk, and Mikaela and Kiersten Aurand; two sisters, Eva A. Peterson, Archie, Mo., and Ruth M. Hudson, Tehachapi, Calif.; a brother, Thomas A. Endecott, Drexel. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family was an important part of Mary's life and she took great pride and enjoyment in their lives and accomplishments. She also enjoyed nature and flowers, quilts, art and music, particularly religious and classical. She was on the Cradle Roll for the Asbury Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2008 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel, 816-657-4400. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.
Published in the Kansas City Star on 1/10/2008.
Merton Lee Aurand (1925 - 2015)*
Suzanne May Aurand Kirk (1963 - 2011)*
Created by: HSH
Record added: Jan 10, 2008
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