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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our beloved friend and mother, Audrey Huning, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. Audrey was born on Jan. 12, 1935, in Barnes, Kan., the third child of Viola Barta Bacon and Claude Bacon. The Bacons lived in a number of different communities during her childhood while her father worked construction. They eventually settled in Hepler, Kan., where Audrey attended Hepler High School. She lived in Hepler, raising her family and working as a bookkeeper and receptionist for the family business, Bacon Oil Company, until she retired to care for her husband. She also served as a lay minister in Altoona, Kan., and was an active Eastern Star member and member of Hepler United Methodist Church.

She relocated to Arizona in 1999 to enjoy the sunshine and live closer to her daughter. Audrey married Howard Huning on Dec. 24, 1954, in Hepler. She and her husband were married 38 years until his death in 1993.

Audrey is survived by her four children, Eric Huning of South Lake, Texas, Loretta Simpson of Bartlesville, Okla., Beth Huning of Phoenix, Ariz., and Amy Ogborn of Cincinnati, Ohio; her 12 grandchildren, Chad Simpson, Treg Ogborn, Alex Huning, Monica Simpson, Amber Ogborn, Anthony Huning, Laura Huning, Robbie Ogborn, Wil Janis, Al Janis, Sara Janis, and Caleb Huning, and one great-grandchild, Victor Jouque. She is preceded in death by both parents, her husband and her brothers, Wallace and Duane.

Audrey enjoyed playing the piano, cooking, cake decorating, card games, crossword puzzles and reading. She was an avid pet lover and adored her cat, Spooky. Audrey's kind and caring heart shined through in everything she did.

Graveside services will be held in Hepler Cemetery, Hepler, Kan., on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. and at Dayspring United Methodist Church in Tempe, Ariz., near her 77th birthday, on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 10 a.m.

Since the services are being held in two different states, Audrey requested that remembrances be made to her church, Dayspring United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers.