John Neal Beers

Funeral services for John Neal Beers, 74, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. He passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

John was born January 16, 1942 in Lawrence, KS the son of James William and Mary Elizabeth (Canderia) Beers.

He was a graduate of Lawrence High School.

He was a member of Arab Shrine Temple and past Director from 1996 – 1999, and was currently Class Director. He was known as the “Onion Man” for selling Shriner’s Vidalia onions. He participated in many clubs including, Director Staff, The Royal Order of Jesters, Masons, Van Club and the American Pool Players Association. He was an avid fisherman and bowler and enjoyed hunting. He spent his time boating, watching his grandsons playing sports, cooking, painting, woodworking and gardening. He was a competitive speed roller skater in his younger years.

His printing career started at Kansas Color Press and when it closed he went on to become a Lead Pressroom Foreman for Vile Goller Fine Arts Printing and Lithography Company in Kansas City, KS until he retired after many years.

He married Linda Marie Stewart June 25, 1988 in South Park ~ Lawrence, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his daughter, Angie Beers-Dey (Erik), Baldwin City, KS; son, John “Jackie” Beers, Jr. (Wendy), Gardner, KS; six grandchildren, Tristan Terfler, Zander and Jagger Dey, Samuel, Jonathan, Joel Beers; and brother Glenn Beers (Rosella), Lawrence. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lori DeSha, 1995; infant grandson, Joshua Beers; three sisters, Opal Beers Marshall, Hazel Beers, Betty Beers Burchett; and brother, Clyde Beers.

The family will greet friends from 3 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 8th at the mortuary.

Memorials may be made in his name to Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

11 Condolences

  1. Vickie Whitsitt on January 5, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Linda and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers from your Whitsitt cousins for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  2. DEBBIE Shafer on January 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Linda i am so sorry to hear about john. I am glad he and i were friends
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. He is with his baby girl Lori
    If u need anything let me know.
    Debbie Shafer from Walgreens.

  3. Sandra Hunter on January 6, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Our prayers go out for all of the family & friends who grieve this loss. May God grant you His Devine Strength and Perfect Peace.
    Love from Sandy and Fred Hunter

  4. Lila McClaflin on January 7, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Linda and Family,

    I so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed.
    Lila McClaflin

  5. Patricia Rutz on January 8, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Linda and family’ My thoughts and prayers go out to you at your loss of Jack. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  6. Conrad M. Fisher on January 8, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Linda and family,

    My condolences to you and your family for Johns passing. My prayers for John you and your family.

  7. Diana&Mike Leming on January 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Jacks family. What a wonderful man he was. In my younger years he was a a great brother in law I looked up to,he will be missed!

  8. Bert & Jeff on January 8, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I’m sorry we won’t be able to attend the celebration of Jacks life. Know we are thinking of you and reliving fond memories.

  9. john butter on January 9, 2017 at 8:21 am

    my prayers are with you in this time of sorrow

  10. Ms. Flonnie Taylor on January 9, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Sincere Condolences To the Beers,
    May your sadness be comforted and your broken heart mended, by the tender mercy that God Almighty provides. Through heartfelt prayer, you can experience, “the peace of God that excel all thought.” Philippians 4:7. With Heartfelt Kindness,

  11. Betty Purcell on January 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Jack. He was a very kind person, both in his younger years and later. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.

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