DEATH: Elmer P. Zehr, 88

Elmer P. Zehr, 88, a teacher, and business owner, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Hospice House in Hutchinson.

Services will be at 11 a..m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main, Hesston, with pastors John Murray, Cheryl Hershberger and Fred Obold officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Eastlawn Cemetery at Hesston. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home in Hesston.

He was born Jan. 19, 1921, to Emanuel and Emma (Brenneman) Zehr at Bright Ontario, Canada. On Oct. 27, 1942, he was married to Violet Bender. She predeceased him. In January 2005, he was remarried to Emily Hughes, who survives him.

Other survivors are children Farrel (Jan) Zehr of Highlands, N.C., Paul (Nancy) Zehr of Modesto, Calif., Carol Anne (Ronald) Brown of Shawnee, Wanda (John) Doig of Plain City, Ohio, John (JoAnn) Zehr of Harrison Valley, Pa., Dennis Zehr of Kansas City and Timothy (Kim) Zehr of Inman; brother Edward Zehr of Woodstock, Ontario; sisters Elizabeth Zehr of Tavistock, Ontario and Dorthy Bechtel of Kitchener, Ontario; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity in care of Miller Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster Ave., Hesston, KS 67062.


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