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Anna E. Huebert

July 21, 1904 — April 13, 2013

Anna E. Huebert, 108, former teacher and librarian passed away on Saturday (April 13, 2013) at the Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

She was born July 21, 1904 on a farm Northeast of Newton, the daughter of John M. and Mary Andres Huebert. Her father immigrated from Germany and her mother immigrated from Russia.

As a child she attended Sunnyside Grade School Northeast of Newton. After graduation from Newton High School, Anna taught for over 10 years at several schools in Harvey County before going on to college at Emporia State University. Upon graduation from Emporia State University, she accepted a position as librarian at Atchison High School, Atchison, Ks., a position she held for 32 years until her retirement in 1972. Anna returned to the Newton area in 1975. She was the oldest member of the First Mennonite Church, and attended regularly until health did not permit.

As a child, after doing her chores she did homework by kerosene lamp and later drove a buggy to high school. As a teacher and librarian she was loved by her students. Anna loved horses, covered bridges, reading her bible, writing to friends and relatives and chocolate.

She is survived by two nephews, John (VaRena) Huebert, Sedgwick, Ks. and Robert (Diane) Huebert, Port Orchard, Washington; one niece Kathy (Arnie) Sandness, Wrangell, Alaska; one niece-in-law Antonio (Henry deceased) Huebert, Port Arthur, Washington; 10 great nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Anna is preceded in death by her parents; one sister Margaret Warkentin; and two brothers John and Henry Huebert.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday (April 17, 2013) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home with Pastor Anita Kehr officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 1pm til 8pm, there will be a special visitation for relatives and friends from 6pm til 7:30pm.

A memorial has been established with First Mennonite Church, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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