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Doloros J. (Ahrens) Yoakam


Doloros J. (Ahrens) Yoakam, 91, of Girard, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Girard Medical Center in Girard, Kansas.

Mrs. Yoakam was born November 2, 1930, the daughter of Paul C. and Noah A. (McGraw) Ahrens in Pittsburg, Kansas. She is the eldest of three children, followed by her sister Mary Colleen (deceased) and her brother, David. She graduated from St. Mary's Class of 1948. Doloros married Ted Yoakam in 1951, and they had six children: Terry of Leavenworth, Kansas (wife Kathie, deceased), Paul of Virginia Beach, Virginia (wife Laura), Lee of Virginia Beach, Virginia (Benedictine, St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania), Gail Mattivi of Pittsburg, (husband Brad), Julie Metzger (deceased) of Virginia Beach, Virginia (husband Lin) and Teddy of Virginia Beach, Virginia (wife Anna). They also have thirteen grandchildren: Joshua Yoakam (wife Jessica), Aaron Yoakam (wife Felicia), Brian Yoakam (wife Emily), Jessica (Yoakam) Provow (husband Brad), John Paul Mattivi (wife Jaime), Kristen (Mattivi) Bennett (husband Chris), Kelley (Mattivi) Shetlar (husband Chris), Niki (Metzger) Parnell (husband Ian), Tyler Metzger (wife Ruth), Ramsi Metzger, Victoria (Yoakam) Hunt (husband LJ), Julie (Yoakam) Martin (husband Aaron), Caroline Yoakam (fiancé Jon Zeigler); and seventeen great-grandchildren: Ainsley Yoakam, Tobias Yoakam, Bayne Yoakam, Greysen Yoakam, Lyla Yoakam, Jo Mattivi, Wade Bennet, Wyatt Shetlar, Dylan Parnell and Nico Parnell, Ellie Hunt, Max Martin, June Metzger, Ronan Metzger, Owen Provow, Benjamin Yoakam, and Miles Yoakam. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ted, daughter Julie Metzger, and two grandchildren.

Doloros will be remembered for extraordinary kindness and devotion to her husband and family. She lived her faith.

Mass of Christian Burial will be a 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg, Kansas, with Father Lee Yoakam and Father Josh Evans as the Concelebrants. Burial will be at the National Cemetery at Ft. Scott, Kansas. Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedene Funeral Home in Arma, Kansas, where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials to the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arma. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, KS, 66712.