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Dorothy Seibel

January 31, 1921 — March 15, 2015

Dorothy Amy Seibel, 94, died Sunday (March 15, 2015) at Kidron Bethel of North Newton.

She was born on January 31, 1921 on a farm near Durham, Ks., in Marion County, the daughter of Abraham and Minnie Frantz Pankratz. Dorothy was raised in the Durham area, attending Durham schools, Zoar Academy in Inman and Tabor Academy in Hillsboro.

Dorothy had been a nurses aide at the Hillsboro Hospital prior to her marriage to Elmer Lee Seibel on June 12, 1953 in Hillsboro. Shortly after being married they moved to Wichita.

Later Dorothy would begin working as a C.N.A. at the Presbyterian Manor in Wichita. She loved to bake and can foods along with working in her garden. She was a longtime member of the First Mennonite Brethren Church in Wichita. Dorothy and Elmer moved to Kidron Bethel in 2004, he died on March 26, 2008.

Survivors include her son Gerald Seibel and his wife Loreta of Kechi, Ks.; daughter Leora Schneider and her husband Martin of Milford, Neb.; sisters Althea Zimmerman of Weaubleau, Mo., and Luella Burkhart of North Newton; five grandchildren Jessica Seibel, Jacob Seibel and his wife Melissa, Julia Seibel, Amy Hoagland and her husband Adam, Vance Schneider and his wife Alana; and three great grandchildren, Addison, Audrey Anna, and Aric Hoagland.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother Paul Pankratz; sisters Ellen Unruh, Marine Buller, and Ruth Pankratz.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 9:30 A.M., Friday (March 20, 2015) at the Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday at the First Mennonite Brethren Church, 8000 W. 21st, in Wichita.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 1pm til 8pm, where the family will receive friends between 6 and 8.

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

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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