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Rozella E. (Rosie) Wiebe

May 6, 2015


Rozella E. (Rosie) Wiebe, 88, died Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Newton Presbyterian Manor.  She was born September 6, 1926 on a farm near Goessel in rural Marion County, Kansas to G.M. and Sara (Epp) Schmidt.  She attended Steinbach School and graduated from Goessel High School.


 On January 25, 1946 she married Robert B. Wiebe at First Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas. He preceded her in death on October 7, 2007.


 Rosie was a charter member of Newton Bible Church. She worked many years for Mennonite Weekly Review and also as the manager of the Herald Bookstore. In her retirement, she found much joy in working at the school library of Newton Bible Christian School.  Rosie enjoyed crocheting and sharing her creations with her family.


She is survived by her son: Charles D. (Marsha) Wiebe of Garden City, Kansas; and daughter: Judith (Tim) Mace of North Newton, Kansas; 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter: LeAnne Volle in May of 2011.


Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2015 at Newton Bible Church with Pastor Matthew Kruse presiding. Visitation with family will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the service on Monday at the church.  Burial will be in Restlawn Gardens of Memory in rural Newton following the service.


Memorials are suggested to Newton Bible Christian School, 900 Old Main, Newton, Kansas 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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