OBITUARY: Rosella ‘Rosie’ Voth

Rosella Pearl “Rosie” Voth, 97, of Hesston passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 peacefully at home to join our Dad, who passed in 2007 after 64 years of marriage.  She was born September 20, 1923 in Hillsboro, the daughter of Solomon R. and Esther Marie (Janzen) Funk.

She was a member of Tabor Mennonite Church in Newton.

Rosie was united in marriage to Alfred H. Voth on April 2, 1943 at Hillsboro.  He preceded her in death on July 26, 2007.

She co-owned and operated the Hesston Standard Service Station with her husband.

Mom had a sweet, gentle, selfless nature.  She had endless generosity and a wonderful sense of humor.  She never forgot a birthday or anniversary. She had a deep love of God.

Mom loved to embroider and quilt and made a special quilt for each of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and even had one left for her great, great granddaughter who is named after her.  Mom was so excited and happy to be able to hold Rosie at Christmas time.

We know Mom’s smile will always live in the hearts of those who knew her.  We wish our time with her would have lasted forever and in our hearts it will.  We will miss her more than words can say.

She was survived by her sons, Richard Allen (Sue) Voth of Claremore, Oklahoma, Kenneth Lee (Ann) Voth of South Bend, Indiana, Dennis Dale (Joy) Voth of Hesston, and Gerald Lynn (Michelle) Voth of Walton; daughter, Diana Mae Voth (C. Clint) Hull of Goodyear, Arizona; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Elsie Phillips of Hillsboro; and sister-in-law, Margaret Funk of Hillsboro.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and five brothers, Allen, Erwin, LaVerne, Ralph and Wayne Funk.

Cremation is planned with memorial services to be announced and held at a later date. Private inurnment will be held at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hillsboro, Kansas.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, PO Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.


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