Dolores Ann Beers

Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores Ann Beers, 81, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Eudora. She died August 1, 2014 at Pioneer Ridge.

She was born on September 4, 1932 the daughter of Henry J. and Alice E. (Scherer) Blechel.

Dolores was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She managed many different stores in Lawrence including Little Women Little Men, Round Town Mall, and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. She was also the personal assistant to the manager of the River Front Mall. Dolores was an avid cake decorator. She was a loyal fan to the Chiefs, Royals, Jayhawks and Wildcats. Dolores was a member of the St. John Altar Society where she volunteered her time and services to the St. John School and Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Denise Curnes and husband, Bill, Lawrence; two sons, Gary Beers, Eudora, Michael Beers, Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren, Alex Curnes and wife, Catelin, Lawrence, Katelyn Curnes, Lawrence, Mattie Beers, Ellie Beers, both of Eudora; two great granddaughters, Aubriella Curnes and Savannah Curnes, both of Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her sister, Maurine Katzfey.

A parish rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2014 with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


10 Condolences

  1. Larry & Debbie Carden on August 3, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Dear Gary, Mattie & Ellie,
    We wanted you to know we were thinking of you all at your time of loss. I have heard so many wonderful things about Delores.
    We will keep you in our thoughts & Prayers.
    Debbie & Larry Carden

  2. Donna Gayler on August 3, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Gary and family,
    We are so saddened to learn of your Mother’s passing.
    Know that you are all in our prayers. She was always
    a sweetheart and such a wonderful woman.
    Dan and Donna Gayler and family.

  3. Linda Brey on August 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Denise and Family,

    I am so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda Brey

  4. Brenda Gammill on August 3, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Gary, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My mother died in 2009 and I still think about her every day. Cherish the memories.

    Brenda Gammill

  5. Linda Cropp on August 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Dear Gary, Michael and Denise–

    I have such fond memories growing up next door to all of you. Your mom was a kind, gentle and thoughtful person. I always felt welcome in your home.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your families.

    Linda Marsh Cropp

  6. George and Cheryl Hunsinger and Mom on August 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    To the Beers boys, and the Kerns family. We were saddened when we heard of the passing of your mother. I did not know your mother as well as my mom did, but what little I was around her, she was a very pleasant lady. We may not be real close cousins, but you are very wonderful people, and I’m glad to have know you guys, as well as your mom, and your dad. If there is any thing we can do, weather it would be helping the farming, singing, or teaching school just let us know. God bless you all.

  7. Kim Murphree on August 5, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Gary, Mattie, and Ellie and family;

    We are thinking of you all today and always. Praying that you will be comforted knowing that you will see her again. Dolores was and is a gracious loving spirit who was lovely in all that she did. I will always remember visiting her for chocolates…and at the Round Town Mall. We are sending all our love to you and your family. God bless. Kim and Michael Murphree

  8. Anonymous on August 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Just wanted to say you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Much love to you all.

  9. Penni Reeves on August 5, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    There just aren’t words to express the feelings of losing a parent nor the words to make you each feel “better” right now but please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to you all…..

  10. Mark Nicolay on August 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    To Gary, Mike and Denise,

    Howdy you all, I was at funeral this morning and never had the chance to meet/talk to any of you all, its been a long time!

    Just wanted to say I was so sorry to hear about the loss of you Mom! I know my day is coming to deal with this some time but I can’t even imagine! I know it was tough enough just to lose my grandparents! Can’t imagine a actual parent!

    I know my Mom is quiet upset as her and your Mom were very close! Mom would constantly talk about her phone conversations with your Mom !

    I think what I remember the most is when we were all kids and we would come up to your place and have dinner and watch Hee Haww and then maybe play guitars a lil bit!

    Or the times as Olathe Lake when we would all go out boating and water skiining! Lot’s of good times we had in those days !

    Well anyway just wanted to express my Sorrow about your Mothers Passing!

    Mark Nicolay

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