Delia Mae Goering Graber, 90, died Wednesday (August 21, 2013) at the Larksfield Place Health Care Center in Wichita.
She was born December 11, 1922 in Moundridge, Ks., the daughter of Christian Samuel and Maria Frances Kaufman Goering. Delia graduated from Moundridge High School and later Bethel College in North Newton, Ks.
She married Verne Graber on August 11, 1947 in Moundridge. They moved to North Newton in 1961. Verne died on December 2, 1998, shortly after which Delia moved to Wichita.
Delia had worked at Bethel College for 23 years for the Dean of Academics and 17 years as an Editorial Assistant for the General Conference of the Mennonite Church. She was a longtime member of Bethel College Mennonite Church and was very active within the Larksfield Community. Delia enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she had a great aptitude for math.
Survivors include her daughter Paula Morris and husband Mike of Wichita; grandchildren Jobi Pierce and husband Ron along with their children Payton and Emerson of Overland Park, Ks., and Bradi Yaggie and husband Bruce along with their children Chase, Cooper, Parker and Paxton of Breckinridge, Mn.; siblings Erna Stucky and husband Harvey of Moundridge, Lola Beth Ediger of Angel Fire, N.M., Homer Goering and wife Dorothy of Moundridge, Gene Goering and wife Janet of Michigan; and sister-in-laws Helen Bahre and husband Rollie of Topeka, Margie Dyke of Moundridge, and Evelyn Koehn and husband Stan of Wichita; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Delia is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother Olin Goering.
The family wishes to thank the Larksfield Health Care Center and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice for their compassion and loving care.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 P.M., Monday (August 26, 2013) at the Bethel College Mennonite Church, 2600 College Ave., North Newton.
A memorial has been established with the Bethel College Mennonite Church and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
There will be no visitation as per Mrs. Graber’s wishes, her body has been willed to the K.U. Medical Center.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.