DEATH: Berniece J. (Balzer) Ensz

Berniece J. (Balzer) Ensz, 88, former resident of Wichita, Topeka and most recently Lawrence, Kansas died on August 6, 2020.

Graveside services and celebration of Bea’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 14 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery in Hillsboro, KS under the direction of Jost Funeral Home.

The Rev. Jeff Clinger will preside over the service.

Those that wish to join the family and attend this outdoor service are asked to wear a mask, respect social distance space and bring a lawn chair.

Memorial may be made in Berniece’s memory to the KU Alzheimer and Memory Program, in care of the KU Endowment Association, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160, Midland Care Hospice Services, 200 SW Frazier, Topeka, KS 66606 or the Topeka First United Methodist Church, 600 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66603.

She was born July 7, 1932, in Hillsboro, Kansas to Herman and Hazel Balzer. She married Victor Lee Ensz on August 30, 1952, at the Hillsboro Evangelical Church.

She is survived by the families of her two daughters Vicki L. (Michael) Schmidt of Topeka, Kansas and Debbie E. (Kenneth) Mishler of Lawrence, Kansas.