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Voth, Elisabeth Pankratz (1875-1962)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1962 Sep 13 p. 5

Birth date: 1875 Feb 18

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• Word was received here Wednesday noon that Mrs. J. R. Voth, 87, of Goessel had died at the Bethesda Hospital there. She entered the hospital on Tuesday. She was the mother of H. J. Voth of Newton and Margaret Voth, with whom she made her home, and a sister to G. G Pankratz of Newton.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1962 Sep 20 p. 5

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• A large number of relatives and friends attended funeral services at the Alexanderwohl Church on Saturday afternoon for Mrs. J. R. Voth, 87, who died at the Bethesda hospital in Goessel on Sept. 12 after a brief illness. Rev. Aaron Epp, the pastor, officiated. Mrs. Voth, the former Elizabeth Pankratz, was a lifetime resident of the Goessel community. She leaves two daughters, four sons, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three brothers. Her children at a distance, Mrs. Bertha Voth and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Voth of Aberdeen, Idaho, came for the funeral.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1962 Oct 4 p. 8

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Mrs. J. R. Voth, nee Elisabeth Pankratz, daughter of Peter Pankratz and Elisabeth Goerz, was born Feb. 18, 1875, in Marion County, Kan. She attended the elementary school at Springfield.

She was baptized upon her confession of faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior from sin June 6, 1892, by Elder Jacob Buller and became a member of the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. She was a faithful member of this congregation until her death.

She was united in marriage March 26, 1896, with Jacob R. Voth. Rev. Jacob Richert officiated. Their livlihood [sic] was secured through the occupation of farming in the Goessel area. God blessed this union with six children.

After the death of her husband in 1950 she moved to Goessel. She enjoyed rather good health for the length of her days. She had a deep interest and concern for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She entered the Bethesda Hospital on Sept. 11 and died the following day of a heart attack, having reached the age of 87 years. Two grandchildren and one son-in-law preceded her in death.

Those remaining to cherish her life are Mrs. Bertha Voth, Aberdeen, Idaho; Margaret, Goessel; Hebert J. and his wife Martha; Alvin P. and his wife Lydia, Aberdeen, Idaho; Reinhard and his wife, Hilda, Goessel; J. Randolf and his wife Phyllis, Hillsboro; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jacob G. of Goessel, Cornelius G. of Moundridge, and George G. of Newton, and many other relatives and friends.

The Mennonite obituary: 1962 Oct 30 p. 699

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Elizabeth Pankratz Voth, Alexanderwohl Church, Goessel, Kan., was born Feb. 18, 1875, and died Sept. 12. Six children survive.

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