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  1. Max & Fern Welker
    February 26, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    So sorry for your great loss. Gayla was an angel on earth and now we can be thankful that she isn’t suffering any more. Gayla will certainly be missed. The Ho. Co. Rural Fire Department will never be the same without her. She was always there for her family and also for her fire department family. Love and miss you Gayla.

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  2. Sharon McDaniel
    February 26, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    My prayers to Joe and the auffert family. Gayla was such a sweet person. She has been there for my family many times and you knew if you ever needed anything she would be there. She will be missed by many, but heaven truly gained an angel today.

    Sharon and Flo McDaniel

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  3. Loran & Barbara Cockrum
    February 27, 2014 @ 9:12 am

    To the Auffert family. We are so sorry for your lose, heaven gained a beautiful angel. She will be missed by so many. May God hold you and help you through your sorrow.

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  4. David Clark
    February 27, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    Gayla was a very special person who will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are for Joe and her family.

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  5. Nita & Lonnie Judd
    February 27, 2014 @ 10:49 am

    May God Bless your family at this difficult time. Gayla was the most caring person I have ever known and she was loved by so many. She certainly will be missed. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Lila Williams Sheehan
    February 27, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    Gayla was one of the most special people I have ever known God has certainly gained an Angel to his flock. My Condolences thoughts and prayers are with Joe and her daughters that she love so much. Thank God she isn’t suffering anymore

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  7. Renee Stephens
    February 27, 2014 @ 11:50 am

    Stacie, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. I know how much she meant to you, your family, and the whole community. She was always so willing to help others and was always there whenever anyone needed her. I know there are no words that can take away your broken heart, just know that you are loved my so many family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love you my friend,
    Renee

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  8. Wanda Hardman
    February 27, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Joe, I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless you and others in the family..

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  9. Regan & Patti Adkisson
    February 27, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    We are praying for God’s comfort for you. What a kind, thoughtful person Gayla was! We were blessed to have known her.

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  10. sandy thomas
    February 27, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    Gayla was one of the most special people. My Condolences thoughts and prayers are with Joe and her daughters that she love so much.

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  11. Linda Fischer Leffler
    February 27, 2014 @ 5:37 pm

    Gayla has always been someone who was kind and friendly to everyone. I can not remember ever seeing her without a smile on her face. God bless and keep you as you mourn the loss of wife and mother.

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  12. Mike and Diana Pace
    February 27, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    Words cannot express how sad we are to know sweet Gayla has passed on. She will always be remembered by her generous and caring spirit. Our prayers with Joe and the Auffert family.

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  13. Mike and Becky Lott
    February 28, 2014 @ 12:35 am

    Joe, Christel, and Stacie…Thank you for sharing you wife and mother with us. We were truly blessed by knowing her. She always had a smile; and Jesus shone throughout her everyday life. There are angels rejoicing to welcome Gayla home to be with her Heavenly Father. May God continue to bless you, give your strength, and encouragement.

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  14. Janis Collins Phillips
    February 28, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    I extend my sympathy to Joe and the family. Gayla was not only a classmate from the class of 1968, we shared another tie for many years. We shared love for common relatives, Chet and Helen Collins. They are having a great reunion! Go with God Gayla. You will always be loved and missed.

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  15. Michael & Sandra Phenix
    February 28, 2014 @ 6:40 am

    We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Joe, Christel, Stacie and family. Gala was always so pleasant and friendly to be around, and, she was such a blessing to anyone that knew her. We pray for God’s comfort not only for today but the days to come.

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  16. Linda Ward
    February 28, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    Stacie although I did not know your Mother I can see she touched a lot of lives and was a very special person. She is at rest now and in God’s care, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  17. Lois McMullen Drumright Class of 1968
    February 28, 2014 @ 10:45 am

    Prayers and sympathy going out to Gayla’s family. She was a very sweet person. I know she will be greatly missed.

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  18. Letha Webster
    February 28, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    Joe, Christel, Stacie, and all of the Auffert family: My condolences to each of you. May God wrap His loving arms around you to bring you comfort. It is so hard to let go; we all know we will see her again. Gayla was the most special person and was always there for Michael and me. She will be missed. She is rejoicing in Heaven with those of us who have already gotten there. Sincerely, Letha Webster

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  19. Sally Hicks
    February 28, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    I will miss her sweet smile. Such a beautiful soul. Although we shed tears, the angels are singing.

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  20. Rick, Lois & Jessica Frazier
    February 28, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    Joe, Christel, Stacie and family, Words can not express what Gayla meant to our family and what the three of you do. She was a shining star in our lives. Then when we put the three of you with her, we have the best friends possible on this earth. There is not way possible we could count the many cards, phone calls, food, visits, and money that has been passed to us through her. When Gayla loved someone she did not kind of loved you, she loved you with her whole sole and there was nothing she would not do for you. She wrapped herself and her family around us to help us move forward in the fight for Jessica’s life and for all the children suffering from cystic fibrosis. We thank God for giving her to us and to you three for sharing her with us and so many others. Our lives are better because of her and you all. We will miss you Gayla but look forward to seeing you again.

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  21. Carrie Thompson
    February 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

    My sisters and I have always said Gayla was the nearest thing to an angel on this earth that we knew. Just will miss her and her giving spirit. Heaven is looking much sweeter to us who are still here and our family is growing there. Sympathy to Joe and his girls. Love you all.

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  22. Bob & Debbie Patterson
    February 28, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    Always appreciated Gayla’s smile and thoughtfulness. Our thoughts are with all of her family.

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  23. Wanda Hunter
    February 28, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

    Gayla was a wonderful sweet person will be missed by all.
    My sympathy to her family.

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  24. Hershel & Rhonda Hollingshad
    February 28, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

    Joe & family, We just heard the sad news about Gayla, and are so so sorry for your loss. Gayla was such a beautiful person, always so friendly and kind. Honestly, we don’t believe we ever saw her without her pleasant smile and friendly disposition. We truly feel very blessed to have known her. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers, and asking that God bring some measure of comfort to you during this difficult time.

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  25. Linda Ann Buris
    February 28, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

    Joe and Family, Bill and I Love Gayla very much and this is a very sad time for all of us. I do know the Angels are singing. We will miss her sweet spirit and her wonderful smile. All my Love to you Joe and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love You All

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  26. Ron & Linda Hayes
    February 28, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

    Joe & Family,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of Gayla. She was a person no one could forget, always smiling that great smile that went all the way to her eyes, a true and meaningful smile that will be greatly missed by so many. May wonderful memories of her help you through this difficult and sorrowful time, and may these memories bring you peace and comfort in times to come. You are all in our prayers. God Bless you.

    Ron & Linda Hayes

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  27. James and anita collins
    March 1, 2014 @ 7:19 am

    Sorry for your loss Gayla was a very sweet lady, will keep your family in our prayers!

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  28. Joyce James
    March 1, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    My heart goes out to you, the family, for the loss of Gayla, here on Earth! However, what a joy to know that she is in Heaven, experiencing all that she has anticipated in her life, here. Gayla was just a blessing in my life (and all those around her). She was always kind, supportive and encouraging………..and had a wonderful way about her of making you feel all was “well.” Many talk about their faith but Gayla LIVED it, every day of her life! what a legacy she leaves behind to you, her family! Our love and prayers go out to you!

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  29. Jim & Jeanne Swope
    March 1, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    Dear Auffert Family, we send our condolences to you on the death of Gayla. We will lways remember her, but especially on her birthday, October 21. May God comfort you and give you peace as you mourn for her.

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  30. Cathy Gregory
    March 1, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

    So sorry to hear this from Jan, my sister. She was such a compassionate person. Sending hugs to the family.

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  31. Keith and Nita Weaver
    March 1, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    Joe and family,

    The Lord bless you…

    And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philipians 4:7)

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  32. Melanie Schultheis (Rost)
    March 2, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

    So sorry to hear about Gayla’s passing. My Dad informed me of her passing when I spoke to him on the phone this afternoon. I can remember sometimes getting off the bus at the bank and Gayla would usually be at her desk and would always greet me with a smile and say hi to me as I proceeded to my Dad’s office. If Dad was not in his office she was always willing to assist me if I needed anything until he returned. She was a wonderful person. Will be praying for you and your family.

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  33. Jerry Martin
    March 3, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    Joe & family:
    Just got paper & read of Gayla passing. She & I worked together at the bank till I left in 1983 and she was one the nicest & sweetest people I’ve ever been around The customers of the bank loved her as wel as all the bank staff.
    Bless you & the family and my heart felt condolence to you.
    Jerry Martin
    Raymore, MO

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