Cover photo for Aurelio Mares Rivera's Obituary
Aurelio Mares Rivera Profile Photo

Aurelio Mares Rivera

December 4, 1939 — February 22, 2024

Aurelio Mares Rivera

Aurelio Mares Rivera, age 84, died on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas.

 

He was born on December 4, 1939, in Durango, Mexico, to Jesus Mares Avila and Julia Rivera de Mares.  

 

Aurelio was united in marriage to Elsie Leal, she preceded him in death on June 4, 2006. Aurelio displayed a strong work ethic in agriculture, at farms and feedlots. Aurelio's hard work not only shaped his own life but also had a lasting impact on all those around him. Aurelio's presence brought joy to those around him, and his memory will continue to bring comfort to those who were fortunate enough to have known him. 

 

Though he may be physically gone, his spirit lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of crossing paths with him.

 

He is survived by his seven sons, Aurelio Mares Jr. and his wife, Diana, 

Jesus Omar Mares and his wife, Guadalupe Avila, 

Octavio Mares and his wife, Laura Aldevete, 

Aurelio Ariel Mares and his wife, Ginger Mares, 

Eduardo Mares and his wife, Sandra Vega, 

Luis Javier Mares, and his wife Alma Juardo, 

Anthony Lovato, and 

Four daughters, Julie Allen and her husband Chris, 

Janine Lovato, 

Elaine Salas, and her husband, Tommy, 

Patty Chappell and her husband, Carl, 

Three siblings, Jesus Mares Rivera and his wife, Isabel Prieto de Mares,

Berta Alicia Mares,

Marta Mares de Moncada

40 grandchildren, and 

50 great-grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Leal Mares, parents Jesus and Julia Mares, daughter, Rosella Aguilar, daughter, Hilda Mar Mares, Sisters, Carolina Mares de Rivera, and Teresa Mares de Enriquez.

 

Visitation will be 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas.

 

Rosary will follow at 7:00 PM, Thursday, February 29, 2024, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1510 N. Calhoun, Liberal, Kansas.

 

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 1, 2024, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.   Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Charles Seiwert.

 

A burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery in Liberal, Kansas.  

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hornungfuneralhome.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Aurelio Mares Rivera, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 29, 2024

9:00am - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Hornung Family Funeral Home

1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Rosary

Thursday, February 29, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

1510 N Calhoun Ave, Liberal, KS 67901-2199

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass

Friday, March 1, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

1510 N Calhoun Ave, Liberal, KS 67901-2199

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Friday, March 1, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

Visits: 1120

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree