AMANDA LEE (SHELBURN) BIERING
Amanda Lee (Shelburn) Biering went to be with her Gran, uncle, brother and her dog Ollie on Monday, January 4, 2021, at the age of 35.
Amanda was born in a Ford on Highway 80, outside of Fairfield, California, on July 7, 1985. She was raised by her grandparents with her sister Kathryn (KK) in Kansas, Puhrump, Nev., and Vacaville, Calif. Gran homeschooled the girls and Amanda graduated in 2002. She met her forever love, Jonathan, and they had a son, Kaydin in January 2004. They married in August 2004 and their daughter, Kira, was born in February 2007.
Amanda worked numerous jobs, including waitressing at the Double Tree in Wichita, the Severy cafe, Benny’s Westside and the Eureka Country Club. She earned her CNA in 2010. Completing her practicals in Rose Hill, she loved the town so much that she moved her family there in 2015. Her final and most loved job was at Friends University.
Amanda loved her friends and family. She loved to cook, and if there was any reason for a get together, she was on it. She is remembered by the numerous late-night excursions and conversations, Sing Star and Guitar Hero marathons. She has also passed on her love of reading, Irish culture and history to her children.
Amanda leaves behind her husband Jonathan and children, Kaydin and Kira of Rose Hill; Father Charles (Isabelle) Shelburn of Vacaville, Calif; Mother Patricia Ruffino of Calif; her sisters Kathryn (Don) Huffman of Eureka, Christina Ruffino of Vacaville, Calif; Brothers Allen Shelburn and Michael Holmes of Vacaville Calif; In-law parents Bill and Patsy Biering of Eureka; In-law siblings Jeremy (Carissa) Biering of Goddard and Josh (Lexie) Biering of Eureka. Nieces: Dixie Huffman, Mycah and Londyn Biering; Nephews: Tarren, Trayton and Tanner Biering, Tycen Biering, and Trystan Hilton. And last but not least her adopted sisters: Brittany Hare, Claudia Deeder and Stephanie Pettyjohn.
A small memorial will be held at the Friends University Chapel in Wichita, Thursday, January 14, at 2 p.m. Due to space, seating will be limited to 100 people.
In lieu of flowers, family members are hopeful to raise funds to help cover medical and final expenses. Donations may be made by visiting the GoFundMe page at https://bit.ly/2LmAZR7. Donations can also be left in care of The Eureka Herald, 822 E. River St., Ste 100; PO Box 590, Eureka, KS 67045. Checks should be made payable to Lexie Biering with Amanda Biering in the memo line.