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Jantz, Golda Mae Schmidt (1901-1962)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1962 Feb 8 p. 5

Birth date: 1901 Jan 29

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— Word was received here that Mrs. Golda Mae Jantz, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 4, at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital in Larned. She was a native and lifetime resident of the Pawnee Rock community. Surviving are her husband, Elmer Jantz; two daughters, her mother, Mrs. J. W. Schmidt of Larned; five sisters, three brothers and two grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday at the Bergthal Mennonite Church near Pawnee Rock, with Rev. Victor Sawatzky officiating.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1962 Feb 22 p. 8

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Mrs. Elmer Jantz, who was born Jan. 29, 1901, at Pawnee Rock, Kan., passed away quietly and peacefully at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Larned, Kan. on Sunday, Feb. 4, at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Educated in the primary schools of Barton County and at the Hillsboro Academy, Hillsboro, Kan., she lived to the age of 61 years, five days.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer; two daughters, Mildred, Mrs. Bill Unrau of Boulder, Colo., and Anna Jo of Blomington, Ill.; and two grandchildren. One daughter, Melva, preceded her in death at the age of 12. In addition she is mourned by the following members of her immediate family: five sisters, Myrtle, Mrs. Emerson Haynes, Seattle, Wash., Nellie, Mrs. Arthur Thalheim, Great Bend, Ella, Mrs. Hugh Pittenger, Maxine, Mrs. Harold Ledford, and Mrs. Fern Ledford, all of Larned; her mother, Mrs. J. D. Schmidt, Larned; three brothers, Dan, Pawnee Rock, Garfield, Larned, and Alfred, Arlington.

She was a faithful member of the Bergthal Mennonite Church north of Pawnee Rock. She loved music and enjoyed singing in the choir. Her profound interest in things creative is illustrated by her devotion to poetry, the making of scrapbooks, and preoccupation with decorating and beatifying things about the house.

She was active as a Sunday school teacher and enjoyed work with the mission society. She made many friends through her activities in the Women's Christian Temperance Union and in a quilting group in Larned.

Although the last part of her life was characterized by numerous operations and a great deal of suffering, she faced such trials with bravery and no complaint. In spite of her illness she continued to be concerned about the welfare of her family. Nurses in the hospital were always greeted with a ready smile, and to all who came to know her, her absence will be sincerely felt.

The Mennonite obituary: 1962 Feb 27 p. 139

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