OBITUARY: Cora Pearl Froelich

Cora Pearl Froelich, 97, passed away Dec. 5, 2019, at Kansas Christian Home.

She was born March 2, 1922, in Waverly to Alvin Earle and Pearlie May Arnold. She graduated from Burlington High School and had one year of post-baccalaureate education. Cora taught one year in a Coffey County, one-room school. She was active in church serving as a Sunday school teacher, member of the Ladies Aid and quilting groups, and was a Brownie leader and Cub Scout den mother. Cora also was an avid gardener, seamstress and loved to attend auctions.

Cora married Herbert L. Froelich on June 1, 1941, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Emporia. Herbert preceded Cora in death May 14, 1997. Together they gave birth to three children. These include her daughter and husband, Cynthia (deceased) and David Bender, and her two sons and their wives, Dana and Deborah (Hwa) Froelich and Stephan and Debbie (Sarmiento) Froelich. Cora is survived by three grandsons and their wives, Jason and Valerie (Giger) Froelich, Mark and Amanda (Allen) Froelich, and Aaron Froelich, as well as five great grandchildren, Allison, Andrew, Isaac, Evan and Emily.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton with the Rev. Kurt Letcher presiding. The book will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church or Lutheran Hour in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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