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Edna Enz

August 6, 1923 — September 10, 2016

Edna LaWanda (Schmidt) Enz, 93, passed away peacefully September 10, 2016, at Bethesda Home, Goessel, Kansas. Many of her friends knew her as "Sugar Schmidt".

She was born August 6, 1923 in Goessel, Kansas to Peter B. and Susie Schmidt. Enda graduated from Goessel High School in 1942, and married the love of her life, Arthur H. Enz on December 7, 1944.

She was baptized and was a member of Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, where she was also married.

For many years she was the receptionist for the Safety Deposit Boxes at the Kansas State Bank. Her many interests included baking, gardening, quilting, embroidering, reading, watching golf, basketball (go KU!), and baseball (go Royals!) on television. During their younger years she enjoyed camping with their friends.

She and Art were members of the First Mennonite Church, Newton, Kansas for over 70 years. She served the Church in many capacities; along with Art, Sr. High Youth sponsor, children’s S.S. teacher, children’s S.S. superintendent (assistant), Board of Education, sang in the church choir, member of a church trio, and Mission Study Circle. As part of the choir for many years, her greatest pleasure was singing Handel’s Messiah. She also enjoyed the fellowship with her Sunday School class, and eating out often with many of them. In later years she volunteered at the Etc Shop.

Her biggest blessing in life was her family which included 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She loved each one dearly, but because of time and distance, she didn’t get to see them as often as she would have liked.

Mom married Arthur H. Enz on December 7, 1944, who passed away December 30, 1999. Also preceding her in death where her parents, Peter B. and Susie Schmidt; 3 brothers, Harold Schmidt, Elmer Schmidt (at birth), and Peter B. Schmidt, Jr.; 1 sister, Emma (Schmidt) Regier.

Survivors include: children Michael Warren and wife Kathryn (Beutler) Enz, James Galen and wife Mary (Stucky) Enz, and Kevin Eugene Enz and Jo Miklos, all of Newton; brothers Milford L and wife Marilyn (Flaming) Schmidt of rural Canton, John H. and wife Deloris (Hildebrand) Schmidt of Newton, and sister-in-law Hilda E (Schmidt) Schmidt of Hillsboro; 6 grandchildren, Brandon and wife Brooke (Heckman) Enz of Gardner, Kansas, Cameron and wife Ashley (Wright) Enz of Olathe, Kansas, Nicholas Enz and wife Lisa (Thimm) of Davenport, Iowa, Crystal (Enz) and husband Joel Gaeddert, Jodi (Enz) and husband Brian Runge all of Newton, Kansas, and Jacob Enz of Andover, Kansas, and eight great grandchildren.

Family graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday (September 15, 2016) at Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Mennonite Church, Newton.

Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday 1pm until 8pm where the family will receive friends between 7pm and 8pm.

A memorial has been established with the First Mennonite Church organ fund and to Bethesda Home. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
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