Dora Justine (Harder) Voth, 96, of Newton, Kansas, passed away at Parkside Home in Hillsboro, Kansas on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. She was born April 11, 1921, in Newton, Kansas to Helen (Richert) and Henry H. Harder. She spent her early years in Newton, graduating from Newton High School in 1939. That same year she began her career as a legal secretary. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church from 1937 and was active in the choir, playing piano and organ and teaching Sunday School. She was very well read, enjoyed knitting scarves for missions, doing crossword puzzles, working on her genealogy and e-mailing on her computer and above all loved being with her family.
Dora married Herman R. Voth on May 16, 1947. They began their lives together in Newton, later moving to Wichita then to Whitewater and returning years later to live in Newton. They had two sons, James (Barbara) Voth of Henderson, Nebraska and Thomas (Pamela) Voth of Hillsboro, Kansas; five grandchildren, Kristen Voth of Wichita, Benjamin (Anna) Voth of Wichita, Rebekah Voth of Denver, Erin (Christopher) Hutson of Wichita and Kathryn (Joshua) Ens of Hillsboro. Dora also had five great-grandchildren, Eden Hutson, Jude Hutson, Amelia Voth, London Ens and Hollis Voth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers, Albert Harder and Ernest Harder.
Services will take place on Friday, October 6, with a graveside service at 9:30 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton and a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at the First Mennonite Church in Newton.
Memorials are for the Newton Public Library and Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.