Pearl Corrine Birzer, 93, died Nov. 28 at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, Wyo. Born April 3, 1919 in Hoisington she was the daughter of Frank and Liva Della (Sharp) Eveleigh. On Aug. 11, 1943 she married Leonard Andrew Birzer in Great Bend. He died on July 29, 1995. A lifetime resident of Barton County, moving to Cody, Wyo. in 2007, she was a bookkeeper for Rice Engineering and retired in 1986 from the Great Bend Job Service Center.
Mrs. Birzer was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar Society, and Daughters of Isabella. She was a Boy Scout Den Mother and a 4-H Leader.
Survivors include one son, David Birzer and his wife Karen of Cody, Wyo.; one daughter, Janice Fisher and her husband Kent of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, Robert Eveleigh of Great Bend; two sisters, Florence Saunders of Springfield, Mo. and Dorothy McIntyre of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, Kelly Hruska and husband John of Olive Hurst, Calif., Jeffery Lederer of Fort Worth, Texas, Jennifer Simmons and husband Harley of Livingston, Mont., Craig Birzer and wife Daryl of Peoria, Ariz., and Matthew Fisher of Oklahoma City, Okla., 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Eveleigh and Charles Woodrow Eveleigh; and four sisters, Ruby Bramel, Myrtle Eveleigh, Maude Habiger, and Jessie Pedigo.
Altar Society Rosary will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home. Vigil Service with Daughters of Isabella Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend. Interment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
Funeral arrangements by provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Ks. 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Dec. 4, 2012