Council Grove – Delores “Granny” Steere, 83, passed away February 10, 2019 at Morris County Hospital. A lifelong resident of Council Grove, Delores was born on September 24, 1935 to Pat and Fern (Reasoner) Hewitt.
Delores married Loren Steere in 1954; together they had seven children and later divorced. Delores was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed time with her family.
Delores was preceded in death by her children: Vaughn, Rodney, Joni, and Brandi Steere; her parents; brothers Pat Hewitt and Bill Davis; and sisters JoAnne Stotler and Tammy Cramer.
Delores will be remembered by her children: daughter Lori Fore and husband Jeff of Council Grove, son Patrick Steere and wife Christine of Olathe, and daughter Kristi Finn and husband Thomas of Brookston, MN; sisters Janice Wishon and Lana Poff. Also surving are her grandchildren: Michael Steere and wife Tracy, Alice Steere, Amanda Mendum and husband Jarrod, Maranda Rose and husband Daniel, Abbie Hohfeld and husband Brenton, Vanessa Manbeck and husband Cole, Tyson Fore and wife Natalie, Samantha Edwards and fiancé Aaron, Collin Fore, and Dalton Steere; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn Appleby, Caleb Mendum, Madalyn Rose, Jaclyn Rose, Aidan Hohfeld, Lauryn Hohfeld, Isabella Bond, Quinlan Rose, Brody Manbeck, Jackson Fore, Rhett Fore, and two more are expected this year. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held 5:30 to 7:00pm, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Zeiner Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, February 13th, also at the funeral home. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.