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Adela Beran

May 26, 1930October 4, 2020
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Adela Emma Kloesel Beran, Age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 4th. She was born May 26th, 1930 to Adolph Kloesel Jr & Elsa Brunkenhoefer Kloesel, 1 mile east of Shiner. At 9 months of age, they moved to the Komensky/Bauersville area, 4 miles east of Moulton, where she would attend Komensky School. There, Adela learned to play piano. She was asked to play at several of her school programs and even at the Oak Grove School, where she played for her cousin’s graduation.

At age 16, her mother passed away, leaving her to tend to all the household duties for her father and herself. Being the only child, she became the ruler of the house at a very early age.

On April 25th, 1950 she married John Lewis Beran at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Moulton. They lived with her dad on the farm during their first year of marriage and then moved to town where they lived for the rest of their lives.

Adela belonged to the St Joseph Catholic Church. In her earlier years, she helped at school and was a member of both the PTA and American Legion Auxiliary. She loved cooking, baking, canning and doing yard work. She did a lot of sewing for family and friends and even made her daughter-in-law's wedding dress, her son’s and husband’s suits and her own gown for the special day. She also made uniforms for the bands Brian played in, including the Music Ramblers, Reflections, and Legends. She worked at Beran’s Gin in Moulton with her family from 1978 thru 2012 where, always with a smile on her face, she kept meticulous books and happy customers.

She will be remembered for her made-from-scratch meals and desserts that always brought her family together for every holiday and birthday. She was always there for her family, no matter if it was her ailing father in his later years, her husband’s ventures in raising livestock, or her son’s love of music which she inspired. She and John always attended their grandkids numerous basketball games and band concerts and looked forward to their annual hunting trips to West Texas, which was quite an educational adventure each and every time. She never missed a moment of the lives of the ones she loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis, her mother, Elsa Kloesel on October 9th, 1946 and her father, Adolph Kloesel Jr on March 2nd, 1990.

She is survived by her son, Brian (Julia) Beran, Grandson, Brandon (Samantha) Beran, Granddaughter, Brandy Beran (John McGinley), Great Granddaughter, Lauren Bailey Beran, Great Grandson, Ryan John, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers include Brandon Beran, John McGinley, Ralph Dierschke, Stan Byard, David Rothbauer, and Donnie Rothbauer.

Visitation for Adela will be Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 from 3-7 PM at Smith Funeral Home in Moulton, Texas. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Social Center in Moulton, Texas with Father Gabriel Maison officiating. Burial will follow in the Moulton City Cemetery.

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Smith Funeral Home - 404 West Bobkat Dr. Moulton, Texas 77975 - Phone # 361-596-4631


  • John Lewis Beran, Husband (deceased)
  • Adolph Kloesel Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Elsa Brunkenhoefer Kloesel, Mother (deceased)
  • Brian Beran (Julia), Son
  • Brandy Beran (John McGinley), Granddaughter
  • Brandon Beran (Samantha), Grandson
  • Lauren Bailey Beran, Great Granddaughter
  • Ryan John Beran, Great Grandson

  • Brandon Beran, Active Pallbearer
  • John McGinley, Active Pallbearer
  • Ralph Dierschke, Active Pallbearer
  • Stan Byard, Active Pallbearer
  • David Rothbauer, Active Pallbearer
  • Donnie Rothbauer, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, October 8, 2020


Adela Beran

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Paula Fojtik McEwen

October 16, 2020

I remember all the Memorial Weekend parties at their farm. Playing volleyball and softball. All the awesome food. Brandon and Brandy. Sorry bout y’all loss. She was one great lady.

Vic/Karen Patek

October 10, 2020

Our sympathies go out to all of Adela Beran’s family in the loss of their loved one. May the memories that you share of her comfort you during this time of sorrow.

Our heartfelt condolences,
Vic and Karen

Delores & David Raab

October 9, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to the family. Adela was such a sweet, sweet lady🙏🏻🙏🏻

Debbie Smith

October 8, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you all.

Rick Chumchal

October 8, 2020

Dear Brian and Julia and family,
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Adela was so, so special to us. She was definitely a happy person and it rubbed off on everyone. It was always a pleasure to come to the Gin.
May the Lord ease your emptiness with all the memories that you will cherish.
Hugs to you,
Rick and Janice Chumchal

Laurie and Rick Braun

October 7, 2020

Our deep sympathies to you all. Your mom was such a lovely, always smiling, woman. We both know that she was welcomed to heaven by John Lewis, my folks and all our relatives. We will keep y’all in our prayers and will pray for her soul.

Margie Kocian

October 7, 2020

Brian & Family: So sorry for your loss; 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 For you all. Will miss her happy smile and fun times. Sorry I couldn’t make it to her services. May she Rest In Peace and let God wrap his arms around you during this time of your sorrow!

Michael Biehunko

October 7, 2020

Brian I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I had the pleasure of knowing both Mr. and Mrs. Beran from when I was a little boy growing up in Moulton in the 60's. It was always a pleasure to talk to both of them at picnics in Moulton . I went to school with Brian and was at the Beran's home many times growing up. These were both two good people but I know they are both in heaven watching over us. God bless you Brian.

Kim Rerich

October 5, 2020

I will always remember Mrs. Beran and her husband and all the fun Memorial Day parties at their farm for the workers at the feed mill. Such great times. Lots of laughs and good memories. She was such a sweet lady. She will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathy to Brian and Julia, Brandon and Brandy.