Melvin Beerbower

A memorial visitation for Melvin J. Beerbower, 73, Eudora, will be held from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  He died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at KU Medical Center.

Melvin was born on September 30, 1939, in Ft. Scott, KS the son of Chester M. and Myrtle (Evans) Beerbower.

He moved to Lawrence as a child.

He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lawrence.

He was a truck driver from the age of 18 for Ryder Logistics for many years.  For the last eight years he drove the first student school bus in Lawrence.

He married Janice Kay Killinger on June 7, 1974 in Lawrence.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Michael Beerbower, Duane Beerbower, both of CA, Kevin Carlyle, Eudora; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two half brothers, John Dickerman, Lawrence, and David Dickerman, OK.

8 Condolences

  1. Patti Hatch on November 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    You will always remain in our hearts.


    Patti & Jimmy

  2. Karen Parsons on November 29, 2012 at 10:28 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.Melvin was a great guy. I enjoyed visiting Aunt Myrtle at the Eudora Nursing Home until she passed away. She was very proud of her children.

  3. Janet Akins on November 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I work with Melvin at First Student and enjoy doing trips together. Janis i enjoy working with you also, and my heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers.

  4. Connie Frazier on November 29, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    My heart goes out to you and your family as we went through this 3 years ago. please call on me anytime, for anything. 843-3335
    Love, Connie & kids

  5. Priscilla Hedges on November 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Sorry to learn of Melvins passing. He was a good guy & a lot of fun.I’ll always remember the good times.

  6. Shirley Higgins on November 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Melvin was a wonderful man who is and will be missed so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jan. I am proud to say that in a roundabout way Melvin and I were related and I hope you continue to feel the same. God Bless You. Let me know if there is anything I can do. I am here for you.

  7. Maelyne Rider Duncan on November 30, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Thoughts & prayers to you and your family at this time.

  8. Sharon Elaine on November 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I was so sorry to hear that Melvin was no longer with us. May your cherished memories help to ease your sorrow. When there seems to be no way, let God guide you. When the tears seem to never end, let Him hold you in his loving arms. For each new day, God will make a way for you. Let Him lead you. And surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life, as you dwell in the house of God forever. Psalms 23; Psalms 83:18; Matthew 5:5. John 11:11, 21-25. My deepest condolences over your loss.

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