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Delrose Alma Burg  Cearley

Obituary for Delrose Alma Burg Cearley

December 30, 1926 - December 13, 2019
Boerne, Texas | Age 92

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Delrose Alma Burg Cearley, age 92, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 in Boerne, Texas. She was born December 30, 1926 to Willie Peter Burg and Fredericka Engel Burg in Stonewall, Texas.

Delrose was very proud of her German heritage. Her great grandfather immigrated to the Texas Republic in 1843 from Germany, establishing roots in the Texas Hill Country. Her father was a pioneer in the peach farming business and well known in the Stonewall community. Growing up in a farming family helped to shape her strong work ethic, something she would share with her husband and which they would pass on to their children later in life.

Delrose had a deep love and respect for education. After finishing available education in Stonewall, she pleaded with her father for permission to leave Stonewall to finish High School in Fredericksburg and later to attend a business school in San Antonio. With the skills she acquired at that school, Delrose served in the office at St. John's Lutheran Church in San Antonio for over 40 years starting as a volunteer and working up to Business Manager, from which she actually retired on three separate occasions, returning twice at their request to serve her church family. Because of her deep love of education, she often participated in charitable work to provide underprivileged children with the basic tools needed for their development.

She met the man who would become her loving husband of 59 years, while they both lived in San Antonio. She initially told him that she would not go out with him if he was the last man on Earth. Fortunately, she changed her mind and six months later they married. From that union, 4 children were born. As her children were growing up, Delrose served a number of leadership roles in the PTA to help further her children's education.

Deeper than her love of education, Delrose was deeply committed to love of family and service to God. She and Harold were active members of St. John Lutheran Church of San Antonio where they were married. After moving to Menger Springs in March of 2016, she became an associate member of St. John Lutheran in Boerne, where she worshipped faithfully. Her home was often host to numerous family members who needed a place to stay while studying in San Antonio. And, family holiday events were often home to friends and acquaintances who needed a place to fellowship. To her, family became those she chose to incorporate out of love, so her influence was far reaching.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years Harold Barney Cearley Jr.; parents Willie and Frieda Burg; as well as six siblings, Meta Pahl, Cora Brehmer, Clifton Burg, Cecilia Haun, Laverne Stehling and Willie Mae Nebgen, as well as, numerous family members of Harold's family who became hers through marriage, especially his beloved grandmother Mary Ellen Payne, who cared for him for much of his youth, and held a special place in Delrose's heart.

Delrose is survived by her children Johnny Cearley and wife Janett, Karen McIntyre and husband Robert, Teresa Smith and husband David and Lori Romain and husband Lee; grandchildren, Joanna Flanagan and husband J. R., Janis Cearley, Bob McIntyre and wife Brigid, Kevin McIntyre, Billy McIntyre, Leslye Tonkin and husband Todd, Brad Smith and wife Cayla, Kyle Smith and wife Mary Marshall, Tyler Smith, Chandler Smith, Adam Romain and wife Lori and Jeff Romain and wife Monica; great grandchildren Cara Rose Flanagan, Anthony Tijerina, Matt Wood, Madison McIntyre, Makenna McIntyre, Jordan McIntyre, Shelbie Fitzsimon, David Carson Smith, Stella Smith, Mary Wesley Smith, Annabelle Smith, Margot Smith, Ryan Romain, Walker Romain and Evan Romain; a great great grandchild Carter Lee Romain; and brother J.P. Burg and wife Darlene of Dallas, Texas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her dearly.

The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of Morningside Ministries Menger Springs for the love, fellowship, and care she received while living there. She thanked God daily for leading her to her new home and would often refer to it as Trump Tower, or life on "the Good Ship Lollipop."

The family will receive friends for visitation at Porter Loring Mortuary North on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.

FUNERAL SERVICE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2019
11 A.M.
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH
315 ROSEWOOD AVE, BOERNE, TX 78006

Rev Eric Waters will officiate. Interment will follow at 2:30 P.M. in Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meadowland Charter School.

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