OBITUARY: Eleanor K. Schirer

Eleanor K. Schirer, 76, died Dec. 29, 2023, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She was born Aug. 10, 1947, in Newton to Clarence and Gladys Faye (Hackney) Schirer.

Eleanor was a graduate of Newton High School (class of 1965) and graduated from Fort Hays State University (class of 1972) with a bachelor of science in business. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Newton and was a retired bookkeeper.

Eleanor is survived by her brother, Robert V. Schirer, and 112 nieces and nephews, including grands, greats and great-greats. She was close to many, remembering their birthdays and special occasions.

She provided a vital connection for all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Marshall, Keith and Ivan Schirer; and sisters, Esther Smith and Faye Nicholas.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at First United Methodist Church in Newton, with Pastor Kim Andrews presiding. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at the Church.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church and left in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.


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