OBITUARY: Elva Penner

Elva Penner, 90, died on March 29, 2024, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, at Hillsboro, Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

Memorial gifts can be given to Nursing Scholarships at Schowalter Villa in care of Jost Funeral Home at P.O. Box 266 in Hillsboro, KS  67063

Elva was born on June 18, 1933, in Hillsboro, KS to John J. and Eva (Pankratz) Funk.  She married Lynn Penner on September 21, 1951.

She is survived by her three children, Linda, (Morris) Ewert, of Goessel, KS, son Gary (Terri) Penner of Hillsboro, KS, and Diane Jost of Hesston, KS, seven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

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