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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.



If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Adela Beran. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Adela was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

      Adela was born at home in Shiner, Texas. She was the daughter of Adolph Jr. and Elsa Kloesel and was raised in Komensky, Texas. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Adela was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Adela's personality throughout her life.

      As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of her experiences, Adela was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although she had an exacting nature, Adela was always tactful. One thing Adela will certainly be remembered for is that, when she got up in the mornings, she was ready and raring to go. As a young girl, Adela had a number of interests and was an active child. She played volleyball as a child and in her spare time she liked playing piano.

      There was one thing that all of Adela's friends knew and will still remember, and that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Adela was such a popular person throughout her life. But Adela was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Adela was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Adela was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Adela was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Adela was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Adela made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. Later in life, she became friends with Marvin & Rose Rothbauer, Willie & Mildred Pilat and Elton & Janie Hoepken.

      Adela was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Adela cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. On April 20, 1950 Adela married John Lewis Beran at St. Joseph's Church of Moulton, Texas. Compassionate and devoted, Adela worked hard to make her new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Adela and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Adela was blessed with one son, Brian. They were also blessed with two grandchildren, Brandon and Brandy and two great grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan.. Adela was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Adela was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Adela would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Adela, and she expected the same from those around her. Adela was someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Adela was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Adela handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was as a bookkeeper. She was employed for 30 years by Beran's Gin. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Adela enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were sewing, cooking, playing piano and dominoes.

     Her keen interest in things that affected the lives of other people led Adela to become actively involved in professional and community organizations. Because she was outgoing and worked well with others, Adela did her fair share of volunteer work. And she wouldn’t shy away from taking the lead on committees or events, either. She was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. Throughout her years, Adela was an active member of the Parent Teacher Organization.

     Her high moral standards and traditional values served Adela well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member St. Joseph's for 70+ years. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

      Not only did Adela enjoy traveling, but she also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. She was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. She rarely tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places. Her favorite vacations included road trips to Washington state and hunting trips to West Texas.

      Adela was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Schnappsy, a Dachshund, who was a best friend for 12 years and had more dogs throughout her life.

      Since it was easy for Adela to meet and get to know new people, she quickly made friends, even in retirement. Once she met those new friends, she loved sharing stories and talking about the good old days. Since she was practical and cost effective, Adela was ready when that day to retire finally came in 2005. In retirement, she found new pleasure in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even in retirement, Adela stayed in touch with her old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities that retirement offered her.

      Adela passed away on October 4, 2020 at Shady Oak Nursing Home in Moulton, Texas during the COVID pandemic lockdown. She is survived by son Brian & wife Julia, her grandchildren; Brandon & wife Samantha and Brandy & fiancé John, her great grandchildren; Lauren and Ryan. Services were held at St. Joseph's Church in Moulton and she was laid to rest in Moulton, Texas at the City Cemetery.

      Adela was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Adela was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Adela Beran.