Dolores Elpers


Dolores Elpers

Dolores Elpers

Dolores F. (Voelker) Elpers, age 79, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Elpers was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanderburgh County, where she was active in the school’s PTA. She was a member of the St. Ann’s Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John at St. Wendel Catholic Church. She enjoyed dancing and cooking for family, friends and neighbors. Dolores’ life was devoted to her family and caring for her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Joseph A. Elpers in 1995; by her parents, Frank and Olivia (Mayer) Voelker and by a brother, Francis Voelker.
She is survived by five daughters, Karen (Jack) Griffith of Redlands, Calif., Katie (Benny) Hoehn of Mount Vernon, Ind., and Karla (Joe) DeWeese, Krista (George) Davidson and Kelly (Kevin) Pennington, all of Evansville; two sons, Joe (Karen) Elpers and Jim (Debbie) Elpers, both of Evansville; four sisters, Rosie Lutterbach, Verena (Gus) Bender and Mag Eickhoff, all of Evansville and Barb (Glenn) Huff of Ft. Branch, Ind. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren, Jack Griffith, III, Whitney (Matt) Chang, Jared Griffith, Jessica (Craig) Knapp, Jim (Stefanie) Elpers, Jennifer (Josh) Houchin, Jenjer Beal, Jaci Elpers, Kenny Elpers, Kayla (Brad) Hall, Kurt (Amy) Hoehn, Kelsey (Dustin) Boyer, Keely Hoehn, Olivia and Andy DeWeese, Rachel and Georgie Davidson and thirteen great grandchildren.
Dolores’ family would like to extend a special thank you to her special caregivers and companions, Linda Merritt (her special ladybug friend of many years), Julie Pierce and Alexis Leak for the care and compassion shown to Dolores.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to, Riley Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanderburgh County or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com

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