Beverly J. Fowler McClary

 Beverly J. Fowler McClary

Beverly “Bev” Jane Enneking Fowler McClary, 75, of Centralia, Kansas died on December 11, 2017, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City; after complications of cancer.

She was born on April 10, 1942, in Seneca, Kansas, to Frank J. and Agnes M. Otting Enneking. The family lived three miles east of Seneca, and she attended Sts. Peter & Paul School, graduating in 1960. She helped on the family farm for a year before she got married.

On April 8, 1961 Bev married Ralph O. Fowler at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. The couple was married 10 years before his death on December 5, 1971. On April 26, 1975 Bev married Forrest McClary at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Forrest passed away on February 25, 2009.

In 1970, Ralph and Bev moved to Centralia, and Bev stated working at the D&L Drive-In for a few years until she married Forrest. After her kids were raised and out of school she started to work for the Centralia School District as a teacher’s aide, retiring after 20 years.

She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Bev enjoyed cooking and baking. She appreciated a good game of cards and liked throwing a party. She often took trips to the casino. The most important thing in her life was her family above all. She also cherished her four-legged friends, Fletcher, Bella, Brandi, Homer, Allie and Bandit.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Fowler; her second husband, Forrest McClary; an infant son, David Wayne Fowler on July 8, 1969; parents, Frank J. Enneking on September 6, 1970 and Agnes M. Otting Enneking on April 2, 1991; a brother, Gene on July 3, 2005; and a sister, Norman Melvin on March 6, 2014.

Survivors are a son, Daniel Fowler of Overland Park, Kansas; twin daughters, Pamela Fowler and Patricia Fowler both of Overland Park, Kansas; step children, Kent (Janet Noll) McClary of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Lonn J. McClary of Centralia and Krystal (Dan Rankin) Baldwin of Manhattan; a brother, James Enneking of Seneca; two sisters, Virginia Huber of Seneca and Lavona Engelken of Topeka; grandchildren, Heidi Fowler and Josh Fowler both of Overland Park, Kansas, Landon (Elizabeth) McClary of Pittsburg, Kansas, Lincoln (Kasey) McClary of Centralia and Laramie McClary of Meade, Kansas; and nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be prayed at 2 PM on Friday and a visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 PM on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 AM Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery, next to her first husband Ralph and her son David.

Memorials are to be given in Bev’s memory to Sts. Peter and Paul Church, and sent in care of the family.

Condolence Messages

My Sincere Condolences

Pam, Pat and Danny and all the family,

I am sending my sympathy and prayers to all of you. Bev was such a dear friend to my mother, Jeannie, and always welcomed me with open arms when I would stop by to visit. Her smile was always a welcome sight!
She will be greatly missed, but I know she is now at peace. May you have strength in remembering the wonderful times with her and let your faith in God guide you through this difficult time.



Pat, Pam and Bev's family,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you endure this most difficult journey. I pray God's comfort and peace that passes all understanding to each of you.


Our deepest sympathy to Bev's family... She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.

To the Family of Beverly J. Fowler McClary

My heart goes out with deepest sympathy. God knows your deep heartache and the many tears you shed and he wants to sustain you. In the Bible at 2 Corinthians 4:7 it says that God can give us, "... power beyond what is normal," to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. We can recover because of our hope. When Jesus was on earth he saw the grief that his friends Martha and Mary experienced at the death of their brother, Lazarus, the Bible says, “Jesus cried,” (John 11:35). Afterwards, he resurrected Lazarus. Everyone was so joyful at having Lazarus back with them. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, "... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out." Jesus was referring to the resurrection. This is our amazing hope that anchors us. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us, keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness so we can go from one day to the next. It helps us recover and have the power to go on. Not only does God provide the Bible promises to comfort, he will also comfort you by moving people who care about you to give you help and words of encouragement that you need to hear. When he brings the reality of his promised resurrection, all your tears of pain will be replaced with tears of joy.

Sorry For your loss.

Prayers to the family for healing, it is hard losing someone. Prayers that you will always keep each other close. Siblings are the best gift given to us as children. Prayers for you all. - Friend to Krystal Baldwin
Kim Peach - LaCrosse, Ks

Condolences from TN

I pray that you all find peace and comfort during this extraordinarily difficult time. Much love from the McCormicks


Sending my sympathy and prayers to all of you..I know your family ties will carry you through this. .Take Care..BLESSINGS. .Cheryl j


Sending my sympathy and prayers to all of you..I know your family ties will carry you through this. .Take Care..BLESSINGS. .Cheryl j

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