Obituaries

Micaela "Mickey" Mendoza 1952 - 2009

Mass of Christian Burial for Micaela “Mickey” Mendoza, 56, Eudora, was Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Mendoza died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at her home.
She was born July 12, 1952, in Merkel, Texas, the daughter of Felipe and Lucia Hernandez Biera.
She worked for E&E Display Group in Lawrence for several years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora, and she loved to play bingo.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Purcell and husband Mark, Eudora, and Sarah Mendoza, Lawrence; two sons, Manuel and David, both of Lawrence; four brothers, Edward Biera, Hutchinson, Joe Biera, Eudora, Robert Biera, Peoria, Ill., and Henry Biera, Linwood; two sisters, Mary Ramirez, LaMesa, Texas, and Virginia Wilkins, Lawrence; and five grandchildren, Gage and Devin Purcell, Bishop Mendoza and Xavier and Kaiden Jimenez. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Phillip Biera.
The family suggests memorials to Kansas Cancer Institute at Kansas University Hospital or Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain .com, subject: Mendoza.