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 stepdaughters, Anna Bushnell, Michelle Cunningham and Kimberly Steen; two stepsons, Les Gardner and Christopher Gardner and wife, Heather; one grandson, Blaine McAuley of Indiana; nine step-grandchildren; six 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!

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri with Sonny Smyser, Pastor of the Schuyler County Church of Faith assisted by Ben Wheeler, Pastor of the Wyaconda Baptist Church.  Special CD music selections of “When We All Get To Heaven” and “Softly and Tenderly” were performed.  Pallbearers were Jacob Gardner, Chris Gardner, Cory March, Calvin Yardley, T. J. Gray, Steve Nelson and several honorary pallbearers.

Memorials have been established for the family.  Burial was in the Greentop Cemetery in Greentop, Missouri.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to normanfh.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri.