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Jane Elaine Entz

January 1, 2018


Jane E. Entz, 85, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 in Wichita.  Jane was born on February 2, 1932 to Herman and Christina (Voran) Wedel in Halstead, Kansas.  Jane married Arnold J. Entz, on August 25, 1954 in Elbing, Kansas.  They were married for 60 years prior to his death in March of 2015.  She was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Newton.

Jane was a homemaker and after her children were grown, she worked for 24 years at Kansas Christian Home.  She was a caretaker of others and placed their needs above her own.  If something needed to be done, she would do it without hesitation.

She is survived by her children:  Loren Entz and his wife, Nancy and Janene Jantz; grandchildren: Christina (Nate) Stang and Derek Entz; siblings: Clarence (Thelma) Wedel, rural Burns and Ruth Andres, North Newton, and a sister-in-law, Martha Wedel, Newton.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Arnold; parents: Herman and Christina (Voran) Wedel; four brothers:  Stanley, Howard, Wilmer and Kenneth Wedel and three sisters: Verna Regier, Elisabeth Regier and Eleanor Wedel.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6th at the First Mennonite Church in Newton.  Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery prior to the service.  A public visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5th at Petersen Funeral Home.  The family will be present from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to greet friends and family.

A memorial has been established for Mennonite Central Committee and Eagle’s Nest International Children’s Home in Guatemala.  Contributions can be sent to Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com or First Mennonite Church in Newton.

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