|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2011|
INMAN-People observed mom's hands and made comments. Some would rub her hands with some moisturizer and notice that they were young for her age. Mom had beautiful graceful working praying hands with fingernails done nicely, most recently with a pearl polish by granddaughter Micaela.
The nursing staff at Good Samaritan Center-Lyons, used their tender hands to give mom sensitive care. Hands used to care for a caregiver by caregivers somehow must have sensed their mutual touches to so many over the years. Stories will be told of mom's care to her children and grandchildren as well as members of the churches served with her husband pastor.
And then the big strong hands of Jesus took Mom into His embrace of a forever grip on Friday morning the 9th of December.
Probably now she's held the manly carpenter, preacher hands of Dad, having left her six years earlier to be in God's presence.
Mom always found God's hands guiding and caring for her and her family. Her continual concern and prayer was that her entire family would find God's hand inviting each one in a bidding motion to come into a hand in hand walk with Jesus, following Him for an eternal journey.
"Have you taken His hand?" she could have asked so naturally to each of us! Mom did some 70 years ago and never did He let her fall from that grip!
Born on a sand-hills farm west of Inman, to Abraham T. and Anna E.
Ediger Neufeld on the 29th of November, 1924, Katherine Neufeld Ensz began an eventful life from watermelons to preacher's wife and mother of six!
Katherine had 10 brothers and sisters, with youngest brother Cornelius Neufeld and two sisters, Margaret Wiebe and Sally Wiens surviving.
Preceded in death were her parents and sisters: Lena Thiessen, Marie Gilley, Anna Jantz, and Linda Neufeld, and brothers: Henry Neufeld, Dan Neufeld, and Abe Neufeld.
To the loving union of Rev. Elmer Ensz and Katherine of July 27, 1947, were born Orie Ensz (Janie) of Sterling, Christine Ensz of Inman, David Ensz (Aline) of Studio City, Calif., Marion Ensz (Sandy) of Shoreview, Minn., Mark Ensz (Connie) of Corn, Okla., and Steve Ensz (Lesa) of Garden City.
Twenty-two grandchildren and eight great grand children have been under the steady influence of a praying grand and great-grandmother!
And that legacy can also be traced through the churches served touching lives through Katherine's prayer ministry and support of her pastor husband from Fayetteville, Ark., to Deer Creek, Okla., to Enid, Okla,. to Lustre, Mont., to Weatherford, Okla., to Stella, Neb., to Ulysses, and back to their home church, Zoar Mennonite Brethren of Inman.
Katherine loved her Lord, children and grandchildren, competitive table games she even played several games of Up Words this past Thanksgiving. And she enjoyed quilting, her church, pears off her tree, and picnics, "if nice we eat outside!" The family and her friends miss her already, but she so wanted to go Home! So now God has her in His gracious hands in His home for all those having trusted in Jesus as their Savior.
Services will be at Zoar Mennonite Brethren Church on Monday the 26th of December beginning with lunch at 11 a.m. for family and friends. A visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. with memorial service at 2 p.m.
Graveside will follow at the rural Zoar Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to a fund being set up for Micaela Ensz's college education through the Peoples Bank of Inman.
Or you may designate gifts to Katherine's beloved Zoar Church or her last residence at Good Samaritan Center of Lyons or her favorite Central Christian School.
Buhler Mortuary will assist you with those gifts as they have with all other arrangements.
Elmer Ensz (1925 - 2006)*
Created by: Dave Hall
Record added: Dec 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82322996