Edith Hetzel

Obituaries

September 3, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Edith Louise (Ten Eyck) Hetzel, 94, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in Wichita.
Hetzel was a high school English, speech and drama teacher and school librarian. She will be remembered for her fine speech and drama programs. She retired from Crest High School, Colony, in 1981.
She was born March 22, 1916, in Marseilles, Ill., to George Edward and Estella Bernice (Gallaher) Ten Eyck. She received a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in library science from the Kansas State Teacher’s College in Emporia. She lived in rural Colony for 52 years before moving to live with her daughter and her husband in 2002.
She was a member of Colony United Methodist Church, Colony United Methodist Women and Forget Me Not Club.
On Jan. 26, 1942, she married John Charles Hetzel in Emporia. He died in 1994.
Survivors include a son, John Charles II and his wife, Dorothy, Le Roy; a daughter, Ann Hetzel Gardner and her husband, Michael, Wichita; two sisters, Jean Tuttle, Sacramento, Calif., and Gail Boese, Walton; a brother, Clyde Ten Eyck and his wife, Judy, Penn Valley, Calif.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A brother, George Robert Ten Eyck, and a sister, Delia Bernice Moore, died earlier.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Colony at the United Methodist Church. Friends may greet the family at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. Private family Inurnment in the Colony Cemetery will follow the service.
Memorial contributions to the Television Ministry of First United Methodist Church in Wichita may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels, 16 N. Buckeye, Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at iolafuneral.com.

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