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Stanley E. “Stan” Voth

February 6, 2016

Stanley E. “Stan” Voth 91, died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at his North Newton residence. He was born August 14, 1924 in Kai Chow, Hopei Province, China, to his missionary parents William C. and Matilda (Kliewer) Voth. They both preceded him in death.  Stan went to Mission Schools in China and graduated from Newton High School in 1942.  From 1943 to 1946 he served his country in Civilian Public Service. He  graduated from Bethel College and 1949 and later earned a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Northern Iowa University.


He married Elsie Epp of Henderson NE. in 1950 then taught in schools in Freeman, SD, Milford and Henderson, NE retiring to North Newton in 1987. His wife Elsie died in 1990 after which he married Viola Ediger of Regina, Sask, Canada in 1992. She preceded him in death on August 11, 2015.


Stan is survived by a son, Timothy and his wife Carolyn (Rich) Voth of Topeka, KS; daughter Debra Voth and her husband Ken Gaeddert of Hesston, KS; brothers Leland Voth of Harrisonburg, VA; two sisters: Maurine Regehr of North Newton, KS and Helen Bertrand also of North Newton, KS; 5 grandchildren: Rachel, Michael, and Andrew Voth and Lee and Jesse Voth-Gaeddert.


He is preceded in death by two wives, his parents and siblings: Winifred and Homor and a grandson William.


Stan was a longtime active member of Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, KS where he was the church archivist.

Visitation will be 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at Menno Hall in Kidron Bethel. Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday February 11, 2016 at Greenwood Cemetery Newton, KS with a memorial service following at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel College Mennonite Church with Pastor Dorothy Nickel-Friesen presiding.


Memorials are suggested to Mennonite Missions Network Overseas Missions in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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