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Jean L. Krehbiel

d. February 22, 2020

Jean Louise (Claassen) Krehbiel


Jean Krehbiel, 83, died Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Newton Medical Center.

She was born October 15, 1936 in Newton, KS, to Walter and Marie Claassen.


She married Donald Krehbiel February 17, 1955 at Emmaus Mennonite Church,

Whitewater, KS. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2011.


Jean served as Deputy City Clerk for the City of Hesston for a year and a half

before becoming the City Clerk in October 1976. She retired in July of 1994.


After retirement she and Don enjoyed traveling in their RV. They were snowbirds traveling

to Texas and enjoyed playing cards with the friends they made in their travels.


She is survived by her son Devery (Vietta) Krehbiel of Hesston; daughter Jill (Troy)

Garver of Newton; seven grandchildren, Josh (Val) Garver, Jordan (Kirsten)

Garver, both of Newton, Jacob (Lauren) Garver, Halstead, Jaci (Shawn) Robinson,

Steamboat Springs CO, Kelly (Jennifer) Krehbiel, Kennewick WA, Jesse (Jeremiah)

Forrest, Sacramento CA, and Kasey (Stacey) Krehbiel, Lebanon OH; and twenty

great- grandchildren.


She is also survived by her brother Norman (Judy) Claassen, Peabody; sister Eileen

(Bob) Knaussman, Emporia; in laws Meroe Graber, Moundridge, Richard

Buterbaugh, Erie PA, Kerry and Nancy Krehbiel, Hesston; and many nieces and



She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, in laws Arlan and Martha

Krehbiel, Arthur, Vera, Elaine Krehbiel, Harry Graber, and Anita Buterbaugh.


A service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday February 29, 2020 at Petersen Funeral

Home in Newton with The Reverend Donna Voteau presiding.  Private family burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.


Memorials may be made to Asbury Park in care of the funeral home.

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