Obit: Elda Lina Guhr

Elda Lina (Roupp) Guhr, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1929, on the family farm near Hesston to John and Lillie (Balmer) Roupp.

Elda graduated from Hesston Academy and attended Hesston College. On Dec. 27, 1951, she married Adolf Guhr of Potwin at the Pennsylvania Mennonite Church at Zimmerdale.

After several years of marriage, they made their home east of Newton where they lived for 56 years. She was a homemaker. Most important to Elda was living her faith and loving her family.

She is survived by her husband, Adolf; children, Gerri (Dallas) Klaassen of Newton, Jolene (Doug) Yoder of Haven, Lonnie (Lorna) Guhr of Newton and Lori (Ruckman) Nilsen of Bel Aire; sister, Ruth Yutzy of Hutchinson; brother Delbert Roupp of Lakewood, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Willard and Milford Roupp.

The casket will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Showalter Villa, where the family will receive friends between 6 and 8 p.m.

Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Eastlawn Cemetery in Zimmerdale. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Whitestone Mennonite Church of Hesston.

Memorials are suggested for Berean Academy in Elbing or Our Daily Bread Ministries. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114

Condolences may be left at

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

Tags from the story
0 replies on “Obit: Elda Lina Guhr”