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Obituaries

Obituaries

Orville L. Voth 1924 - 2008 Heston

A celebration of life for Orville L. Voth, 84, Heston, was Friday at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton.Mr. Voth died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, following a stroke.He was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of John J. and Maricha Voth. He graduated from Newton High School, Bethel College and Oklahoma State University, and received a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Voth was a professor and vice president for academic affairs at Kansas Wesleyan University. He later worked in administrative positions at Bethel College and Kansas University.Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Helen M. Voran Voth; four daughters, Judy Fisk, Marian Robinson, Kathryn McChesney Voth and Peggy Voth; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Bethel College, sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.