Dorthy “Dot” Beckner

Dorthy “Dot” Beckner has gone home to be with the Lord on January 3rd, 2017 Dot was born April 25th 1953 in Wichita, Ks to Joe and Imogene Danler. She lived in Wichita until 1972 moved to Emporia Ks where she worked, attended college, and was involved in the Big Brother’s, Big Sister program.

In 1988 she moved to Lawrence, Ks. Went to college, worked at CLO, was a nanny, and worked at Vangent. She loved spending time with her husband and grandkids most of all. She spent time reading, swimming, working and many other busy activities. She enjoyed her hours doing volunteer work through Big Brothers Big Sisters and Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church.

Dot is survived by her husband Gary Beckner, son Jason of Emporia and his wife Christy, son Jarric of Lawrence, and his wife Melissa. Three grandchildren, Nick, Maddie, Emporia and Grayson, Lawrence.

Dot had five sisters, Lillie Unruh and Hubby Terry of Wichita, Dixie Lacy Branson, MO, Rose Barrileaux Houston, TX, Mary Myers and husband Dennis Sedalia, CO. Janet Reed Lawrence, Ks, six Brothers, Dave Danler, Hank Danler and wife Nancy, Ken Danler, Joe Danler, all of Wichita, Dennis Danler and Wife Brenda of Harlingen, Tx.

She was proceeded in death by her parents Joe and Imogene Danler and brother Paul Danler of Wichita, Ks

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Arthritis Foundation and or the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

9 Condolences

  1. Janet Kelly on January 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I remember lots of good times with Dot. Her son, Jarric, and my oldest son, Joe, were together from 6th grade on. They lived across the street from us. Where one was, the other would be shortly. Dot helped me through rough times and good. I remember fondly how she would get lost, or how she would want me to drive through fast food Mexican restaurants….knowing how I didn’t like that food. When during my travels, I would be stuck at one of those restaurants for lunch and I would call her. She would laugh and tease me. She dearly loved Gary & her family. Dot was so proud of her sons and their families, and loved to talk about her grandchildren. She was a good friend and I will miss her.

  2. Kathy Gregory on January 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    My since condolences to Dot’s family. She was the most courageous and lovely person I ever met. In spite of the pain she was in, she tried to keep a smile on her face.

    Rest in peace Dot, no more pain for you.

  3. Rod & Margie Hinkle on January 6, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Rod performed the wedding of Dot and Gary. Rod was taking too much time in the introduction to ceremonial part. Dot was anxious to be married to Gary. She said, “Rod get on with the ceremony.”

  4. Sue Flueck on January 6, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I worked with Dot for many years and I always looked forward to seeing her. I’ll never forget how happy she was to be reunited with her high school sweetheart Gary. The world has lost a wonderful lady!

  5. Gary Beckner on January 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I will miss my Dot, I will love her forever. I remember as teenagers in High School she loved dragging Douglas with me, in my 58 Chevy. We went our separate ways but then at out 30th High school reunion we meet up again and God clearly brought us both together. I always bragged about her meat loaf and about how happy she made me.

  6. Dorothy (Velo) Johnson on January 7, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. It’s hard for a husband to lose the love of his life. Jason and Jarric, no matter how old you are, a mothers love is so special. I will pray that you find the peace and remember the good memories all of you had with her. I will keep Dorthy in my prayers. Recently, my priest said, you belong to Jesus no matter if good or bad happens. He’s by our side. During the rough times say, Jesus, I trust in you, or Just Jesus over and over. Prayers are powerful. Love and be there for each other. Dorothy Johnson

  7. Ms. Flonnie Taylor on January 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Sincere Condolences To The Beckner Family,
    I hope you have peace, comfort and strength to face the days ahead. And loving cherish memories to carry you through this sad time. May, “the God of all comfort,” be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3. With Peace and Loving-Kindness,

  8. floyd velo columbus north dakota on January 9, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    met dot back in early 70s when don and dot came to north dakota.i moved to kansas in 1977 and spend lot of time.with them. seen her a few time after moving back home. lost track of her for years until a few years ago we started talking on facebook. you will be miss dorthy rip so sorry for you loss gary jason and jarric

  9. Mike, Alice, Steven Howe on January 12, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Sorry to hear that Dot had passed. We will keep you and her in our daily prayers. Gary you now have an angel watching over you.

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