|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1919|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 2009|
Elizabeth Enns, 89, of Liberal, Kan. passed away Jan. 25, 2009 at Good Samaritan Center in Liberal.
Born Dec. 5, 1919 at the family farm south of Hooker, she was the daughter of Henry and Katy Balzer Enns.
She attended school and graduated from Adams High School with the Class of 1938. She then furthered her education at Panhandle A&M in Goodwell, receiving her Bachelors in Education and later a Masters from West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas in Education and Art. She held teaching certificates in Secondary Education, Commercial Education and Elementary Education.
Elizabeth first taught school in Hooker, and then California and for a time as a secretary at Fort Carson near Colorado Springs. However her love was as a fourth grade teacher for 20 years in Pampa, Texas and then Lubbock, Texas retiring to Amarillo in 1980. She had taught for over 30 years.
She enjoyed arts and crafts, paintings, she made photo albums. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene where she taught classes, played the piano and organ or helped as needed. She was a tourism and hospital volunteer in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was active in the Christian Women's Fellowship especially helping with decorations. She loved to travel many times with her church ‘Work and Witness' teams to Guatemala, Russia, and China and to Austria with Diane Bish, world famous organist.
Preceding her in death are her parents, four brothers, Nick, Henry, Pete and Leonard and four sisters, Katie Enns, Martha Enns, Edna Cosby and Linda Schmidt.
She is survived by two brothers, Ernest Enns and his wife Elfrieda of Hooker and now Good Samaritan Center of Liberal, and Rueben "Johnny" Enns and his wife Billie of Hooker, one sister, Esther Ediger of Reedley, Calif.; two sister in laws, Alvina Enns Neighbors of Walnut Ridge, Ark. and Liesbeth Enns of Woodinville, Wash.; and 12 nieces and nephews, Elvera Raff Rhines, Anita Geraci, Phillis Shaffer, Mark Enns, Paul Henry Enns, Nelson Enns, Maureen Galloway, Nadine D'Alessandro, Lorel Caldwell, Ian Schmidt, Janet Miller and Rudy Cosby along with many great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at the Church of the Nazarene in Hooker, with Rev. Roy Berkley officiating and Rev. Dr. David Hoffman assisting. Interment will be in the Adams Mennonite Cemetery directed by the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. in Hooker.
Memorials are suggested to the Adams Mennonite Cemetery or the Nazarene Missions International and may be left at the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Inc., Box 745, Hooker, OK, 73945.
Guymon Daily Herald, Thurs., January 29, 2009
Heinrich H. Enns (1872 - 1953)
Katherina Balzer Enns (1882 - 1940)
Katie B. Enns (1903 - 1993)*
Nick B. Enns (1909 - 1991)*
Henry B Enns (1912 - 2006)*
Martha Enns (1914 - 1976)*
Ernest Enns (1915 - 2009)*
Peter Enns (1917 - 2002)*
Leonard Enns (1918 - 1978)*
Elizabeth Enns (1919 - 2009)
Linda Mae Enns Schmidt (1928 - 1994)*
Adams Mennonite Brethren Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33444697
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