Dorothy Mae Bearly Bauer

September 20, 1920July 5, 2012

Dorothy Mae Bauer, 91, of Edgerton, Kansas passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 5, 2012. She will forever be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

Dorothy was born on September 20, 1920 in Parker, Kansas to Irvin Cowan and Dott Pearl (Stites) Bearly. She was a devoted member of Faith Baptist Church in Olathe, Kansas. Dorothy grew up on a farm near Parker, Kansas and attended and graduated from Parker High School. She moved, with her husband, to Olathe, Kansas in 1967 where she remained until recently. Her hobbies were writing poetry, working in her flower garden and baking, especially her delicious pies. Her greatest joys were spending time with her family and grandchildren. She worked at Kansas School for the Deaf before retiring in 1985. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 31 years of marriage Carl W. Bauer who passed away in 1973 and one brother: John William Bearly. John William died as an infant before Dorothy was born. Survivors include her loving daughters: Nelda Boyd and her husband Ken of Wichita Falls, Texas and Barbara (Barb) Wood and her husband Terry of Edgerton, Kansas. Left behind to cherish her memory are her 4 grandchildren and their spouses: Michelle Hilbert and her husband Mark, Michel Boyd and his wife Tammie, Josh Wood along with Jake Wood and his wife Ashley. Dorothy is also survived by 8 great grandchildren: Sara, Stephanie, Scotti, Saylor, Emery, Brittany, Tiffany and Jared, brother: Irvin Bearly, sisters: June Raper and Ethel Phillippe. She leaves behind her pet dog “Gabby” that she grew fond of while staying with her daughter Barb and son-in-law Terry.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church 15285 South Highway 169 Olathe, Kansas. Burial in Goodrich Cemetery, Goodrich, Kansas. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice Services of Olathe Med 20333 West 151st Street #2-301 Olathe, Kansas 66061. Condolences may be offered at



  • Visitation Monday, July 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2012


  • Burial

Dorothy Mae Bearly Bauer

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Suezy O'Brien House

July 17, 2012

So sorry to hear that we've lost Dorothy! I absolutely loved driving her to the hair shop every week when I drove for Around Town. I had missed her the past year after I left. Prayers to her family. She was an awesome lady and I always loved her reciting her rhymes and poems. She was so witty and sharp. She loved her family a lot!!!
Suezy O'Brien House

Linda Craft

July 8, 2012

Barb, Terri & family,
While the loss of a loved one is always difficult, we are grateful that your mom did not have to suffer. Our thoughts & prayers are with you!
Love, Denis, Linda & family

Margie Jones (Brown)

July 8, 2012

Barb, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God will comfort you and your family.