Sharon Ann VanAuken, age 73 of Columbus Junction, died Thursday August 28, 2014 at the Colonial Manor Care Center. The daughter of Delmar and Margaret (Kientz) Crile, she was born January 21, 1941 at Trenton, Iowa. On January 12, 1963 she married LeRoy VanAuken at Mt. Pleasant. She was a graduate of the Mt. Pleasant High School. She worked at the Airport Market at Conesville and at Procter and Gamble in Iowa City. She was a member of the Conesville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: her husband of Columbus Junction; one daughter, Jacque Chaney of Columbus Junction; one son, Kevin VanAuken of Des Moines; four grandchildren and one great grandson; one sister Elizabeth Widmer of Washington; She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, where the family will receive friends. The funeral service will be Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Honts Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Columbus City Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the Louisa County Ambulance.