Dorothy E. (Mapes) Scheele

May 25, 1924 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 98)


Dorothy E. Scheele, 98 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Friday, July 29, 2022 at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on May 25, 1924 at Waterville, Kansas to Arthur and Fannie Mapes. Dorothy graduated from Waterville High School in Waterville, Kansas. She married Elmer Scheele in 1955. Dorothy worked for the Telephone Company in Waterville, Kansas and then Beatrice. She worked part-time at the Nebraska Dairy Lab before spending 20 years as a foster grandmother at Paddock Lane Elementary School. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Beatrice until its closing when she became a member of Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Beatrice. Dorothy enjoyed quilting, gardening, flowers and especially all the children during her time as a foster grandmother.

Dorothy is survived by a son, Terry Scheele of Tecumseh; step-sons, Larry Scheele and wife Nanette of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Gary Scheele and wife Ruth of Kansas City, Kansas; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; 1 grandson; 2 brothers; and 1 sister.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice with Pastor Dan Cloeter officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 PM Monday, August 1, 2022 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the Cornerstone Lutheran Church in care of the mortuary. Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.

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August 1, 2022

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harman - Wright Mortuary
623 Elk Street
Beatrice, NE 68310

Graveside Service
August 2, 2022

10:00 AM
Harman - Wright Mortuary
623 Elk Street
Beatrice, NE 68310

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