Esther Allene Bahr, 85, was welcomed peacefully into the arms of her
Heavenly Father on Sunday, December 26, 2021. She was a wonderful
wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. Esther will be
remembered for her sweet smile and kind heart that she shared with
everyone she met.
She was born on April 10, 1936 in White, Nebraska. She graduated from
Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska and then taught school in
South Dakota. She married Calvin H. Bahr on August 18th, 1957 and was
married for 45 years before he passed away in January 2002.
Esther was employed by Richard’s Cold Storage, Hoffman Greenhouse
and Moore Flowers. She served her community well as a leader of the
Sunnydale 4-H Club, a Sunday School Teacher at Zion Lutheran Church
and an avid supporter of her children as they attended the Valley
Center School system.
Esther is survived by her 5 children, Deborah (Emmett) Johnson of
Kechi, Cindy (Gary) Miller of Wichita, Bill (Jody) Bahr of Mims, Florida,
Ruth Bahr of Wichita, and Calvin (JanelI) Bahr of Valley Center; 9
grandchildren, Tiffany (Justin) Strickland of Lawrence, Audrie (Josh)
Primm of Wichita, Rachel (Matt) Baker of Titusville, Fonda, Kylee
(Jonathan) Montalvo of Valley Center, Whitney Bahr of Brooklyn, New
York, Matt (Emilie) Bahr of Gainesville, Florida, Kelby (Sofia) Bahr of
Park City, Anna Bahr of Mims, Florida, and Danielle (Brayden) Dore of
Wichita, and 12 great grandchildren, and many other family and
Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving
Friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday December 31, 2021
at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, Kansas. Private family Burial will
be in Sunnydale Park Cemetery near Valley Center.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Concordia University in
Seward, Nebraska or Good Shepherd Hospice in Wichita, Kansas