We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Dorothy Ann (Westerman) Konen
July 30, 1928 ~ July 12, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
Read more about the life story of Dorothy and share your memory.
Dorothy A. Konen, 94, of Little River, Kansas, passed away July 12, 2023, at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River. She was born July 30, 1928, in Piqua, Kansas, the daughter of Bernard G. “Ben” and Anna E. Link Westerman. Dorothy has resided in Little River since 1962, formerly of Hugoton and Piqua, Kansas. She was a homemaker. Dorothy was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Little River, where she was also a member of the Altar Society. On January 3, 1949, Dorothy was united in marriage with Gerald “Jerry” Konen in Piqua, Kansas. He preceded her in death on July 28, 2022. She is also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Eugene, Larry, and Alvin Westerman; sister, Marlene Sharp; and great-granddaughter, Hazel Ramage. Dorothy is survived by her four sons, Michael Konen and wife Debbie of Little River, Mark Konen and wife Mary of Little River, Steven Konen and wife Kathy of Clearwater, KS, and Gregory Konen and wife Carrie of Edmond, OK; three daughters, Julita Konen of Little River, Mary Ramage and husband Rex of Collinsville, OK, and Brenda Wright and husband Brian of Little River; brother, Daryl Westerman of Piqua, KS; sister, Linda Sandy of Paola, KS; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 17, 2023, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Little River, with Father Edmond Kline officiating. Burial will follow at Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M., Sunday, July 16, 2023, at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons, with family present with a rosary prayed at 4:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to Catholic Youth Ministry at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.