About Petersen's

We're caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions.

We're located on Main Street in Newton, Kansas. We invite you to stop by to browse our facilities, and discuss your pre-planning needs at any time!

DELLA MAE HARR

November 22, 2021

DELLA MAE HARR, 87, WENT HOME TO BE WITH HER LORD AND SAVIOUR ON NOVEMBER 22, 2021 AT HER HOME IN NEWTON, KANSAS. SHE WAS BORN MARCH 18, 1934 IN NEWTON, TO ROY AND BEULAH (SMETZER) PLETCHER.

DELLA MAE RETIRED FROM ALCO DEPARTMENT STORE IN 2007 AFTER WORKING THERE FOR OVER 26 YEARS AS CASHIER/TRAINER. SHE WAS KNOWN FOR HER DECORATIVE JEWELRY THAT SHE WORE ON HER SMOCK WHICH GAVE HER THE TITLE OF BEING CALLED THE “PIN” LADY. SHE ALSO TAUGHT PIANO FOR OVER 50 YEARS WHICH WAS HER CONSTANT JOY. SHE ENJOYED PLAYING THE PIANO FOR RETIREMENT HOMES AROUND THE AREA AND WOULD PERFORM MUSICAL PROGRAMS INVOLVING OTHER INDIVIDUALS. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF MERIDIAN BAPTIST CHURCH OF WHICH SHE ENJOYED SENDING BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CARDS TO THE MEMBERS AS WELL AS BAKING HOMEMADE DINNER ROLLS FOR SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH.

DELLA MAE IS SURVIVED BY FOUR SONS, RICK AND HIS WIFE CHAR, OF NEWTON, RON, OF NOEL MISSOURI, BRUCE AND HIS WIFE DAINA, OF NEWTON, AND BRIAN AND HIS WIFE JULIE, OF COASTSVILLE, INDIANA, AND ONE DAUGHTER-INLAW, BILLIE OF NEWTON, 23 GRAND CHILDREN, 33 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN,AND 10  GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, CHARLES, HER PARENTS, ROY AND BEULAH PLETCHER, SON RANDY HARR, AND GRANDSON, RYAN HARR. SHE IS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY BROTHERS BILLY PLETCHER, HAROLD PLETCHER, SISTERS RUTH MILLER AND ESTHER MOORE, ONE GRANDSON AND EIGHT GREAT GRANDCHLDREN.

FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE 10:00 A.M., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 AT MERIDIAN BAPTIST CHURCH IN NEWTON WITH PASTORS SCOTT KLIEWER AND BRIAN HARR PRESIDING.  VISITATION WILL BE 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. MONDAY WITH THE FAMILY RECEIVING FRIENDS FROM 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. AT PETERSEN FUNERAL HOME. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE GREENWOOD CEMETERY NEWTON, KANSAS

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS MEMORIALS ARE SUGGESTED TO BBN RADIO OR MERIDIAN BAPTIST CHURCH IN CARE OF PETERSEN FUNERAL HOME.

Print this obituary

4 thoughts on “DELLA MAE HARR

  1. Sending prayers to all the families, in your time of sorrow, may God give you peace, and guide you all through your time of grief.

  2. Constant memories of your dear mother she was a true servant of the Lord.
    Sympathy to the family at this time of loss.
    She is now safe in the arms of Jesus.
    May she rest in peace.

    Glenn Thomas
    Myerstown,Pennsylvania

  3. Billie and Diana, I am so sorry for your loss. I am planning to come to the service. Love you both.
    Treva Brunner

  4. What an awesome piano player! She played VBS songs for years while we were there for Bible school. She was so faithful, an example of a godly Christian and how to live for God. She was a great encouragement to our kids regarding playing piano.
    No question in my mind of her salvation! She is finally reunited with her husband in a totally different way! Both free from pain and this life into one sooooooo much better!
    Much love to all the family! Nothing really can help the loss of this wonderful lady, but knowing where she is and her state of mind right now is a wonderful thought.
    Sincerely Brother Tom and Peggy Rickard

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *