Obituary: Myron ‘Sonny’ Enns

Myron J. “Sonny” Enns, was born on Jan. 1, 1928, of Olathe and died Jan. 18, 2018.

Sonny, son of Rudy and Nettie Enns, passed away at Nottingham Health & Rehabilitation Home a few days after celebrating his 90th birthday.

He is survived by his daughter, Maribeth Burns, and her husband, Les, of Leawood, and son, Thomas Enns of Osawatomie. He also is survived by his grandsons, Jeff Burns, (Courtney) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Brad Burns of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three great-granddaughters, Kaylee, Reagan and Mia Burns; his sisters, Betty Schmidt (Bob), Judy Gaeddret and Janet (Rich) Coleman; and many nieces and nephews.

Sonny was a Kansas high school all-state basketball player, member of the Newton High School Athletic Hall of Fame and played basketball at KU under Phog Allen, ’47-’51. He started a concrete and construction company in Council Grove and later moved to Manhattan and was a Butler Building franchisee and contractor. He was an avid KU and K-State sports fan, golfer and fisherman. He spent the last eight years of his life in the Kansas City area.

A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Zeiner Funeral Home, 137 N. Union, Council Grove. A luncheon for family and friends will be at the Hayes House following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donating in Sonny Enns’ memory to Friends of the Mentally Ill Foundation Inc., 500 State Hospital Drive, Osawatomie, KS, 66064.

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