Dorothy T. A’Hearn

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy T. A’Hearn, 96, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Medicalodges Eudora.

Dorothy was born October 12, 1918 in New York, NY. She was one of five children born to the late Jacob and Annie Little Schatz. She married her loving husband, Lawrence William A’Hearn, Sr. on February 21, 1943. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1991.

In her younger years, Dorothy worked in the accounting department at Best & Company in New York. The family moved to Lawrence in 1956 and she later worked in retail clothing stores (Janelle’s & Maxy’s) in downtown Lawrence. She loved her work and enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing bingo, watching tennis & game shows, and making occasional trips to the casino.

She is survived by four loving children, including her three daughters, Maureen A. Wustefeld, Linwood, KS; Colleen D. (Seth Gilbert) A’Hearn, Lakewood, CO; Laurie A. Kelley, Allen, TX; and one son, Larry (Roseanne) A’Hearn, New Hyde Park, NY. Dorothy had nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Dorothy was a devout Catholic and her faith sustained her throughout her life. The family will greet friends from 5 – 6:30 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Douglas County VNA Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary. The loving care and compassion provided by Hospice staff and those at Medicalodges Eudora will always be remembered.

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  1. Anonymous on March 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Dorothy ~

    May peace, comfort and the knowledge of a well lived life accompany you on your journey.

    We miss you.

  2. The Collie Family on March 9, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your Mom. May fond family memories help you through this difficult time. She will be missed.

  3. Michelle A'Hearn Merante on March 9, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I miss you Grandma Dorothy….I know you are resting in peace and no longer in pain….say “Hi” to Grandpa Larry for me 🙂 Thinking of you Dad, Aunt Maureen, Aunt Colleen and Aunt Laurie…Love to all of you, Michelle.

  4. Cathy Libous on March 10, 2015 at 5:38 am

    So sorry to the A’Hearn family. To Larry and your sisters may you always hold your Mom’s memories close. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Carolyn Wulfkuhle on March 11, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I won’t be able to attend the services. I so enjoyed my time with Dorothy, she was an inspiration to all with her kindness and politeness. I know she will be missed by all of her friends and family. May you all have the peace and comfort of knowing she is with her heavenly father. Carolyn

  6. patty supancic on March 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    You and your family are in my thoughts.
    The memories of your Mother will be priceless to you.
    Your classmate, Patty Supancic

  7. Paul & Sheri (Cox) Flory on March 12, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Maureen and family~ Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family in the loss of your beloved Mother. May you hold the precious memories dear to your heart.

    Paul & Sheri

  8. Brock and Cindy Dexter on March 13, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Colleen and family,
    I still recall how nice it was to meet your mother at Colleen and Seth’s wedding and how full of life she was despite recent ailments at that time. She was an inspiration then and she will be an inspiration as long as we carry the memory of her life in our hearts.
    God bless you Dorothy!

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