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Christa E. Voth

June 13, 2020

Christa E. Voth, age 82, died peacefully on June 13, 2020, at her home, Homestead Assisted Living in El Dorado. She was born on December 25, 1937, in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the third of six children born to Fritz and Elly (Dachwitz) Foth. She is survived by her daughters Rita (Lynda) Voth of Newton and Heidi Davison of El Dorado; grandchildren Lynden Voth of Lawrence and Kristen Davison of Park City; siblings Ruthild Foth, Wilma Harsch, Gerda Balet, Helmut (Frosso) Foth all of Germany; and former husband Roy Voth of El Dorado. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Siegfried Foth. Christa was a nurse in Germany before marrying Roy H. Voth on January 1, 1961 and moving to the United States. She became a naturalized citizen in 1974. She was a leader for 4-H and Girl Scouts when her daughters were young. When her children were in elementary and junior high school she earned her nursing degree from Butler Community College, graduating in 1977. The majority of her career as an R.N. was spent working in the receiving and well-baby nurseries at Wesley Medical Center. Christa was a long-time member of the El Dorado First United Methodist Church and later a very active member of Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas, where she taught Sunday school for the very young. She served as a resources member/volunteer with Community Play School and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Memorial contributions in Christa’s name may be directed to Homestead of El Dorado Scholarship Fund to support the healthcare educational advancement opportunities for staff who lovingly and professionally cared for her. These gifts maybe directed to Petersen Funeral Home 215 North Main Newton, Kansas.

Visitation with family present following COVID 19 social distancing guidelines will be be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday June 16, 2020 at Petersen Funeral Home.  A private family interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas

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7 thoughts on “Christa E. Voth

  1. Sorry for your loss.
    We met Christa when she came to Holland. She visite my parents. Remember all the good times so she won’t be forgotten.
    Love from Holland. Lies keuter

  2. Rita and Heidi I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very loving and caring lady. I pray that the good lord places his hand upon your shoulder during this trying time to provide comfort.. Hugs to you the entire family.

  3. Christa was a wonderful and caring individual. I am honored that I had the privilege to know and care for her. She will be greatly missed by many people.

  4. We remember how Christa would always ask about our kids and show real interest in their pursuits and development! She was a caring, friendly soul!

  5. It was an honor to know Christa and care for her she shared many stories of her life M was an inspiration Everyday She was one of the most humble and thankful ladies I have ever known God-bless her soul So thankful I got to know her she was a blessing to care for.

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