Grace Evelyn Dorcas
(April 4, 1927 - January 23, 2016)
Grace E. Dorcas, 88, Waverly, died January 23, 2016, at the Life Care Center, in Burlington.
Grace was born on April 4, 1927, to John and Clara Efinger Fischer.
Grace graduated from Waverly High School in 1945. She had a Master’s Degree from Emporia State University. She had taught at various country schools for 30 years and then at Waverly Grade School for 16 years, teaching 6th grade.
Grace married Francis G. Bruhns on May 5, 1955. He died on August 18, 1979. She later married Myrl Dorcas, on December 29, 1990, in Waverly. Grace is survived by her husband, Myrl, of the home, a step daughter, Michelle Atkins, Plainview, two step sons, Danny LaRue, Lubbuck, TX, and Dentin Dorcas, Lawrence, five step grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, three nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be 1:30 P.M., Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the Jones Funeral Home, Burlington. The family will meet with friends Thursday, from 12:30 P.M. until service time, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Waverly Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Waverly Senior Center, and may be sent in care of Jones Funeral Home, P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.
Francis G. Bruhns
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