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Joan R. Ensz

d. June 5, 2021

Ensz, Joan Rose (Stucky), 89

Joan Rose (Stucky) Ensz, beloved wife, mother grand and great grandmother went to Heaven on June 5, 2021 from her residence at Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton, Kansas. She was born on the 17th November, 1931, the youngest of 10 children to Edward T. Stucky and Elizabeth “Bessie” (Libich) Stucky in Moundridge, Kansas.

Joan, during her childhood and adolescence went to school in Moundridge.  She would often help her mother clean houses around town and West Zion Mennonite Church, while her father worked at the grain elevator in Moundridge.    As a young adult she moved to Newton, Kansas where she worked as a secretary for the Haury Accounting firm.  Soon after she met Harry Ensz of rural Beatrice, Nebraska.  Joan and Harry married in 1951 and settled in Newton where she became a homemaker raised three sons and a daughter.  She would often babysit her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and worked on various committees and taught children’s Sunday School at First Mennonite Church in Newton.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings, Josephine, Jess, Joy, Juanita, Jean, James, Jon, Junior, and Jane.  She is survived by her husband Harry Ensz, North Newton, Ks of nearly 70 years, her three sons and daughter, Steven and Marcia (White) Ensz, The Woodlands TX, Bryan and Nancy (Stucky) Ensz, Lawrence, KS, Kevin and Kerry (Billman) Ensz, Wichita, KS and Lori (Ensz) and Eric Shelly, North Newton, KS.  She is also survived by the following grandchildren Kelsey (Ensz) and John Friedman, Kristin (Ensz) and Stephen Martin, Andrew and Erin (Downey) Ensz, Daniel Ensz, Matthew and Tyler Shelly and Haley Ensz and great grandchildren Reagan and Parker Friedman, Emma, Lily and Jack Martin, Nathan and Owen Ensz.

Graveside committal service will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday June 10, 2021 at West Zion Cemetery in Moundridge, Kansas with Pastors Kay Schroeder and Susan Janzen presiding.  There will be no public visitation but a register is available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Kidron Bethel Village or Samaritans Purse in care of Petersen Funeral Home


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