Emma M. <I>Enneking</I> Rethman

Emma M. Enneking Rethman

Birth
Saint Benedict, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA
Death 7 Nov 2001 (aged 94)
Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA
Burial Baileyville, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 35394182 · View Source
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Emma M. Rethman, 94, of Seneca, Kansas, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. She was transferred there from Crestview Manor in Seneca where she had been a resident since May of this year.
She was born January 8, 1907, on a farm north of St. Benedict, Kansas, the daughter of Bernard and Bernadine Wahrenfeld Enneking. She grew up there and attended a rural school.
On October 2, 1929, she married A.J. "Tony" Rethman at St. Mary's Church, St. Benedict, Kansas. She was a homemaker. They farmed in the Baileyville area until 1957, moved to Topeka in 1958, and returned to Seneca in 1966. Her husband, A.J. "Tony" Rethman, died May 8, 1972. Emma moved back to Topeka in 1984, and had returned to Seneca this May.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Norman Rethman on April 29, 1982; a daughter, Karylee Schiffelbein on September 18, 1999; a granddaughter, Lori Rethman on March 17, 1976; three brothers, Henry, Frank, and Louis Enneking; and four sisters, Bertha Droge, Mary Blocker, Katie Macke, and Rose Luckeroth.
Emma was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church and St. Ann's Altar Society at the church in Seneca. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Church at Baileyville, where she had served as president of the Altar Society, and a former member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Topeka.
Survivors are three sons, Ken Rethman of Seneca, Jerry Rethman and Jim Rethman both of Topeka, Kansas; two daughters, Patricia Buser and Betty Blankenship-Smarker both of Topeka; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and two-step great-grandchildren.
The mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, November 9, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. The burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Baileyville.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 35394182
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma M. Enneking Rethman (8 Jan 1907–7 Nov 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35394182, citing Sacred Heart Cemetery, Baileyville, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .