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Elsie Epp

d. April 23, 2016

Elsie Ruth Wiebe Epp, 87, died Saturday (April 23, 2016) at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice of Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

She was born on February 1, 1929 in Newton, Ks., the daughter of Henry B. and Katie Enz Wiebe. The family moved to Idaho when she was a year and half old.

Elsie graduated from Aberdeen, Idaho High School and Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. She also attended Bethel College in North Newton, Ks., Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho and later taught school four years.

She married Willard A. Epp on August 31, 1958 in Aberdeen, Idaho. To this union were born three sons and three daughters. They farmed together for 28 years in Marion, South Dakota until moving to Kansas in 1986. Elsie and Willard moved to Kidon Bethel in North Newton five years ago.

In 1980, Elsie took training for being a Licensed Practical Nurse at Freeman Jr. College, Freeman, S.D. She worked as an L.P.N. for three years in Freeman, 10 months in Whitewater, Ks., eight and half years at the Kansas Christian Home in Newton. She retired from nursing in 1995.

She was baptized upon her confession of faith by the Rev. Phillip A. Wede, on September 10, 1944, in Aberdeen, Idaho and presently was a member of First Mennonite Church in Newton. Elsie had also been involved in the Jail Ministry through the church as well as Ministers of Visitation.

Survivors include her husband Willard; sons Donald Epp of Halstead, Ks., Stan Epp and wife Esther of Newton, Bryan Epp and wife Janell of Hesson, Ks.; daughters Roselyn Parks of Nixa, Mo., Naomi Engle and husband Jess of Wauseon, Ohio, Rachel Winters and husband David of Tulsa, Okla.; 20 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Elsie is preceded in death by her parents; and eight siblings, Walter Wiebe, Karl Wiebe, Henry Wiebe, twins Jacob and Katie Wiebe who died in infancy, Willard Wiebe, Esther Becker, and Florence Nickel.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday between 2pm and 6pm, where the family will receive friends between 2pm and 4pm.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday (May 2, 2016) at the First Mennonite Church in Newton.

A memorial has been established with the Wycliffe Bible Translators, 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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