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Dorothy Mae McCurry Kielman

December 9, 1926 — June 21, 2020

Dorothy Mae McCurry Kielman, 93, of Wharton, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020.  She was born December 9, 1926 in Bloomington,TX to the late Andrew and Elizabeth McCurry. 

She grew up in Wharton and attended Wharton High School where she played in the band before meeting and marrying Almus “Babe” Kielman on February 24, 1943. Together they built a sweet life raising a daughter and two sons.  While she was a homemaker for many years, she received her GED once her children were older and worked several sales jobs in downtown businesses including Merle Norman. 

Dorothy loved to play games, especially bridge with her friends and later BINGO in assisted living.  She kept the game closet stocked and would often engage her grandchildren and great grandchildren, but there was no mercy as she was always out to win! 

She also loved to go shopping and had an affinity for cute clothes and sparkly jewelry.  Always dressed for the occasion, she loved to dance and loved a good social especially if there was going to be dessert!  Dorothy was also a member of Abel Street Church of Christ.   

Dorothy was a strong and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her candid remarks and sassiness will be missed so much. 

She is survived by her granddaughter, Shelly Janac and husband, Keith of College Station, grandson, Brian Kielman and wife, Jonica of Wharton; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Riley Ferrell, Thomas Kielman, Dillon and Carly Jo Janac and Morgan and Myles Kielman and one great- great- granddaughter.  She is further survived by her sister, Joy Sue Pittman and husband Dan of Victoria and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was proceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Almus Kielman; sons, Carlton and Ronnie Kielman;  daughter, Deborah Kielman Rodriguez; brothers, Merrit Lee “Sonny” and Robert McCurry and sisters, Hazel Terrell, Beulah Habermacher, and Billie Joe Vrazel Smith. 

Visitation will be held at Wharton Funeral Home on Thursday, June 25th from 5-7pm.   Funeral Services will be held at Wharton Funeral Home on Friday, June 26th at 10am with graveside services to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. 

Condolences may be left at  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to:

Abel Street Church of Christ,

The American Cancer Society or

the Deborah Leah Kielman-Rodriguez Patient Education Library @ Baylor Sammons Cancer Center 3410 Worth St., Suite 200, Dallas, TX  75246

or a charity of your choice.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

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