Helen Maxine Auernheimer

Helen Maxine Auernheimer, 86, died July 13, 2008, at Newton Medical Center.

Born Nov. 12, 1921, at Augusta, she was the daughter of Thomas and Una May (Patterson) Taylor.

On June 8, 1941, she married Edgar Willis "Ed" Auernheimer at Augusta.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Juanita Malan, Lorene Powers, Rosalie Powers, Sarah June Taylor, and Norma Jean Taylor; and two brothers, George Taylor and Thomas Taylor.

Survivors include her husband, Ed; five children, Lynn Auernheimer of Canton, Cheryl Hoffman of Carlsbad, Calif., Carol Gibbens of Halstead, Joan Jacobsen of Newton, and Anthony Auernheimer of Salina; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Goessel Mennonite Church, Goessel. Burial will be in Hesston City Cemetery, Hesston.

A memorial fund has been established with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in care of Miller Funeral Home.