Homer Oliver Broers 1920 - 2009
A celebration of life for Homer Oliver Broers, 89, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel. Burial will follow in the Eudora Cemetery.
Mr. Broers died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 14, 1920, in the Weaver Bottoms community in Douglas County, the son of George J. and Anna A. Spitzli Broers.
Mr. Broers graduated from Eudora High School and later received an engineering certificate from Kansas University. During World War II he moved to San Diego, where he worked as quality assurance supervisor in an airplane factory that assembled B-29 Bombers.
He and his brother owned and operated Eudora Chevrolet, which was later sold to Winters Chevrolet in Lawrence, where he worked. Prior to retiring he owned and operated Broers Auto Sales. During his retirement he worked as a contractor and also had several rental properties.
He was a lifelong member of the Eudora United Methodist Church, but most recently attended St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora. He was a member of Odd Fellows, Eudora Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Eudora school board, City Council and the CPA Board. He also served as the mayor of Eudora from Dec. 23, 1966, until April 1967.
He married Ann Richardson on Oct. 8, 1944, in San Diego. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jan Wurtz, Branson, Mo., and Judy Worrells, Melbourne, Fla.; one son, Ted Broers, Longmont, Colo.; six grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his siblings.
The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eudora Chapel.
The family suggests memorials to Breast Cancer Research, Douglas County Senior Services or the Eudora Schools Foundation, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain .com, subject: Broers.
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