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Elda Reimer

Elda Elfreida Reimer, 87, of Newton, died March 31, 2009 at Kidron Bethel Nursing Care of North Newton.

Born May 8, 1921, in Lehigh, she was daughter of Gerhard and Sara (Epp) Schmidt.

She graduated in 1941 from Goessel High School.

She married John T. Reimer in 1946 and they made their home in Newton, owning and operating Newton Nursery. John died in 1997. Three brothers, Waldemore Schmidt, Orlando Schmidt, and Wallace Schmidt; a sister, Hulda Myers; and a granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Brenner preceded her.

Survivors include a son, John Reimer of Leawood; three daughters, Verda Brenner of Midwest City, Okla., Lavonne Janzen of Hesston, and Sara Lu Reimer of El Dorado; a sister, Rozella Wiebe; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Burial was Monday afternoon at Restlawn Garden of Memory, Newton.

A memorial service followed at First Mennonite Church, Newton, with Pastor Clarence Rempel and Pastor Andrew Hook officiating.

A memorial fund has been established with the church.

Last modified April 8, 2009