In Memory

Miran McAuley

Miran McAuley

Miran Wayne McAuley

May 05, 1948 - April 22, 2017

Miran Wayne McAuley, a nine year heart recipient, of rural Greentop, Missouri passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Miran was 68 years old.

The son of James Edwin and Martha (Wheeler) McAuley, he was born in Wenatchee, Washington on May 5, 1948. When he was 25 years of age, he moved to Missouri. Approximately five years later, he was united in marriage to Cheryl (Cooper) Robinson McCormick and to this union one son, Matthew was born. He was united in marriage to Shirley Martin on November 22, 2014 in Lancaster, Missouri.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley McAuley of rural Greentop, Missouri; his son, Matthew McAuley of Lancaster, Missouri; three step daughters, Anna Bushnell, Michelle Cunningham and Kimberly Steen; two step sons, Les Gardner and Christopher Gardner and wife, Heather; one grandson, Blaine McAuley of Indiana; nine step grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren; his mother, Martha Bandle of Malta, Montana; one sister, Mary Waters and husband, Brent of Malta, Montana; one aunt, Letitia McBee of Queen City, Missouri; two uncles, Ben Wheeler and wife, Ann of Greentop, Missouri and Lee Wheeler of Memphis, Missouri; nieces; nephews; other family members and many good friends.

Miran is preceded in death by his father; his second dad, Roy Bandle; his wife, Cheryl (Cooper) McAuley; one sister, Gayle Lane; and his special friend, Randy Summers who had a lung transplant the same time Miran had his heart transplant.

Miran had worked for Wright Tire and Appliance in Kirksville, Missouri, Nelson Electric in Lancaster, Missouri and was known as the “Maytag Repair Man” by many, was a manager for the Shrine Club in Kirksville, Missouri and returned to Nelson Electric in Kirksville, Missouri from which he retired in December 2016. 
Miran was a member of the Schuyler County Church of Faith in Lancaster, Missouri.

Miran liked to refurbish guns, made model ships during his recuperation from his heart transplant, wrote poetry and loved to work Sudoku!