Born: October 22, 1913
Died: February 14, 2013
Services will be 2:00PM Thursday, February 21, 2103 at the Missouri United Methodist Church in the McMurray Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia. Missouri.
Mr. Ausherman was born October 22, 1913, in rural North Topeka, Kansas, to Eppa and Margaret Price Ausherman. He married Rachel Thelma Williams of Meridan, Kansas, on June 1, 1938. She preceded him in death on 18 December 2007.
He earned a bachelors degree in agriculture from Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) in 1936 and a Masters degree in Extension Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1963. He was elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, and Gamma Sigma Delta, honorary scholarship and leadership fraternities. He was a member of the Farm House Social Fraternity in Manhattan Kansas.
Mr. Ausherman was employed by the Extension Division of the University of Missouri on June 1, 1936 and served in five counties until moving to Columbia in 1955, where he served as a State 4-H Youth Specialist until retiring in Dec. 1975. He was a member of the Epsilon Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Extension Fraternity. The University granted him the title of Professor Emeritus.
He served in the headquarters battery of the 60th Field Artillery Brig. of the Kansas National Guard. Mr. Ausherman was also a member of the United Missouri Methodist Church where he served on numerous commissions, boards and committees. He worked on many of the Habitat for Humanity houses in Columbia and volunteered working at the Habitat Restore. He was an avid woodworker and gardener, interests which he passed on to his sons and daughter.
Survivors include two sons, Darrell Ausherman of Torrance, CA, and Dale Ausherman (Susan) of Ann Arbor, Michigan; one daughter, Janet Lasley of Columbia; grandchildren Christopher Lasley, and Benjamin, Emily (Malone) and Anna Ausherman; two great-grandsons, and three great-granddaughters, and one sister, Ruth Ausherman of Topeka, Kansas. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Faye and a brother, Ernest.
Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the University of Missouri Extension Development Fund (109 Whitten Hall, Columbia, MO 65211) or the Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri.