DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary

201 South Hydraulic, Wichita, KS


Richard AUTEN

August 26, 1955September 10, 2019

Richard AUTEN, age 64, retiree of Wichita Transit, passed away on Tuesday September 10, 2019. Richard was born August 26, 1955 to Audrie M Auten and Curtis R Auten.

Richard is survived by his spouse, Sharmon Auten; his children; and his grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by; father Curtis R Auten.

A memorial service for Richard will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Lake Afton Shelter 4, 24600 W 39th S, Goddard, KS 67052.

Starring at the little dots in the sky, wondering which one is you. Asking the same question, Why? Only answer I know is that God knew. Sitting by the window watching the rainfall never felt so cold, remembering the last story you told. "Hold on and be strong, live your life, do your things for it's in Heaven I belong. Go on and live your dreams. In a song I can hear you, in a flower I can see you." But your bed space is empty, it's just your memory that comforts me. Missing you is a roller coaster ride, emotions up and down. Always wishing you were here by my side. But I'll hold on and I'll be strong. I will live my life, do my things and promise you, Richard, to live our dreams.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Devorssflanaganhunt.com for the AUTEN family.


  • Curtis R Auten, Father (deceased)
  • Audrie M Auten, Mother
  • Sharmon Auten, Spouse
  • Carlos Esparza, Son
  • Donovan Esparza, Son
  • Myguel Esparza, Son
  • Tiffanie Esparza, Daughter
  • Kaylee Esparza, Grandchild
  • Christine Snodgrass, Mother-in-law
  • Dwight (Pat) Auten, Brother
  • Gene (Grace) Auten, Brother
  • Kelly Ward, Sister
  • Karen (Eric) Maynor, Daughter
  • Jessica Jensen, Daughter
  • Pyper Maynor, Grandchild
  • Jackie (Scott) Hoose, Grandchild
  • Jake Jensen, Grandchild
  • Jessa Jones, Grandchild
  • Kali Maynor, Grandchild
  • Hunter (Kristen) Maynor, Grandchild
  • Destiny Nesbitt, Great Grandchild
  • Douglas Hoose, Great Grandchild
  • Tatum Maynor, Great Grandchild
  • Kooper Maynor, Great Grandchild
  • Maverick Maynor, Great Grandchild


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


Richard AUTEN

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Karen Hanks

September 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss 💐💕worked with him many years .Karen Hanks

Myguel Esparza

September 13, 2019

Where do I start.. I remember when I first rode on your motorcycle with you and I was so little and I was holding on to you so tightly so I didnt fall off, I will miss you so much, I love you

Rita Cronk

September 13, 2019

Richard, you were a challenge, but you made Sharmon happy and that's all that mattered. You were loved by many, and will be deeply missed by many more. Rest in peace my friend.

Sharmon Auten

September 12, 2019

My dear husband , I love you so much. Just know we are going to be ok. Rest your head and fly high. Keep our dog sadie company... Ur always in my heart forever.