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A memorial service is planned for the summer of 2024 for Nada Eileen Voth, who died Jan. 12, 2024, after an 18-month residence at Kidron Bethel Village, where she received loving, professional care.
She was born Jan. 16, 1930, at Goessel to Peter A. and Agatha E. (Schroeder) Voth.
Her early life on their beautiful farm with two running creeks was devoted to her interests in birding, horses, and all indoor and outdoor chores associated with rural life in those days.
After graduation from Goessel High School, she attended Bethel College, where she met her future husband, Bill, on a college choir trip.
After a year at Bethel, Nada began teaching near Elbing at the one-room Fairmont School.
Following their marriage on June 2, 1951, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Nada and Bill began a brand-new dairy and family at Walton.
Nada’s care and attention were directed towards her growing family, with three children born in seven years.
She was an active member and leader of Extension Homemaker Units and 4-H in Marion County.
In time, Nada and Bill undertook an expansion project on their dairy farm, and Nada went back to college to complete her bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
Upon graduation, she taught English to Vietnamese immigrants and then was hired by USD 373 to teach at Walton Grade School.
During this period, she obtained a master’s degree from Wichita State University.
Upon the arrival of her first grandchild, Nada retired from Walton Grade School, leaving behind her close teaching friends and her legacy of the students she taught.
Nada’s interest in education continued. She joined the Bethel College board of directors, actively participated in the Bethel College Women’s Association, and spent much time in natural history interpretation with school children at Kaufman Museum.
Retirement also allowed more time for birding, family, and travel for Nada and Bill.
Their children developed a close and satisfying relationship with Nada on the farm, and driving to Utah and California to see children and grandchildren was a source of great happiness for them.
Nada was preceded in death by her husband, Willis J. (Bill) Voth; her parents, Peter A. and Agatha E. Voth; and her sisters, Cora Schmidt and Virginia Guerra.
She is survived by her children, Myron Voth and spouse Phyllis Regier; Lenore Hiebert and spouse Thomas Hiebert; and Warren Voth and spouse Helen Kjolby; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be given to Kaufman Museum.