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Elnora Peters

July 11, 1928 — June 22, 2016

Elnora Peters, 87, died Wednesday (June 22, 2016) at the Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

She was born on July 11, 1928 in Roscoe, Texas, the daughter of Edwin and Esther Kiphen Althof. She graduated from high school in 1945. Elnora married Arnold Kenneth Peters on May 21, 1946 in Roscoe, Tx.

Elnora and Arnold moved to Greensburg shortly after being married. There they operated a grade A dairy for many years also started the Dairy Delite in Greensburg.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Greensburg for 45 years where she was the organist and pianist. Elnora and Arnold spent in Winter in South Texas for 17 years. They moved to Newton in October, 2002. Arnold died on December 18, 2003.

Since living in Newton she attended Koerner Heights Church and was a member of the KCH Auxillary. She loved cooking, sewing, embroidering, and authored two cook books.

Survivors include two daughters Joyce Martens and husband Lowell of Newton and Arnetta Boyce and husband Ed of Allen, Ks.; brother Edwin Althof, Jr. and wife Johnnie of Henryetta, Tx.; sister Frances Hughes of Roscoe, Tx.; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren; along with two son-in-laws Ed Fenton of Topeka and John Ford of Newton.

Elnora is preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters Peggy Jean Fenton and Dorothy Ann Lane; three brothers Wilburt, Raymond and Clarence Althof; grandson Donald Barker; and great grandchildren Adison and Austin Martens.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 3:30 P.M., Saturday (June 25, 2016) at the Fairview Cemetery in Greensburg, Kansas.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday (July 6, 2016) at the Koerner Heights Church in Newton.

A memorial has been established Koerner Heights Church and Camp Christy, 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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